Use newspapers and new sources to:
Newspapers have unique qualities that make them a great source to find:
- Get in-depth coverage of a local story for a particular country, state or city
- Research on activities of state and local government
- Find obituaries and other genealogical information
- Get eyewitness and first person (also called primary) accounts of events
- Read editorial analysis of news and events or opinions
- Do historic research in news archives
Want to search for current newspaper articles?
Know the specific newspaper you are looking for?
- New York Times (1851-present)
View full-page, digital archive of the New York Times from 1851. Search and view images of actual articles, advertising and more.
- The library has archives of newspapers, wire services, and websites from different online services. Search the Libraries Catalog by title of the publication and look for entries that indicate "view it" or it may be in print or microfilm.
Need to find historical newspapers?
We have a growing number of digital archives to historical newspapers. We also have historical collections of U.S. newspapers in the Newspaper Room in the basement of Wilson Library on microfilm. Use the microfilm readers to view, print, and save articles.
Guide to news sources
The library offers guides to find online news databases, digital archives, international news, historical newspapers, ethnic news sources and other types of news content in the guide News Sources at the University of Minnesota.