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Print Newspapers in Geisel Library

The library maintains subscriptions to several daily and weekly newspapers. The most recent issue of each is available in the Periodicals Reading Room. Popular papers such as the Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal are on newspaper rods, and the rest are shelved in alphabetical order along with the magazines on the wall racks. Older issues are stored on the Lower Level in the Newspaper Area, around the corner from the photocopiers. Search for the newspaper's title in the library catalog to see how far back the library's holdings go. Typically, the library keeps the last two months of daily newspapers and the last two years of weekly newspapers.

General Newspapers

Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Christian Science Monitor
New York Times
Union Leader
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Die Zeit

Specialized Newspapers

Chronicle of Higher Education
National Catholic Register
National Catholic Reporter
New Hampshire Business Review
L'Osservatore Romano
Our Sunday Visitor
Pilot (Boston)
Times Literary Supplement

The library also owns a number of newspapers in microfilm format, for selected years. These include:

  • Mainstream newspapers like the New York Times and Christian Science Monitor
  • Catholic news publications like The Pilot and National Catholic Reporter
  • Numerous New Hampshire newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries such as the New Hampshire Patriot and Freeman's Journal

Ask at the Periodicals Desk on the Lower Level if you need help locating and viewing these newspapers. Here is a list of newspapers in the Geisel Library microfilm collection.


Newspapers in Databases

Search Individual Newspapers

Listed below are examples of some key newspapers to which we have electronic full text access. Click on the title name to see our dates of access as well as the databases through which you can access the full text. Feel free to look up other titles through Journal Finder to see where you can access the full text of your newspaper of interest.

Boston Globe

Boston Herald

Chicago Tribune

Los Angeles Times

New York Times

Times of London

Union Leader

Wall Street Journal 

Washington Post


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Search Multiple Newspapers

As with journal databases, newspaper databases can be searched using keywords that reflect your research topic. There are often limiters available for restricting the search to particular sections of the newspaper or date ranges. Some also allow for searching of other parts of the newspaper, such as advertisements and editorial cartoons.

ProQuest Newsstand   Full Text
Titles of Note: 
Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, New York Times, Los Angeles Times
Search Tips: 
Use the document type limiter to restrict your search to different types or articles such as interviews, reviews, editorials, or obituaries.

LexisNexis Academic — News   Full Text
Titles of note:  Local, national, and international full-text newspapers
Search Tip:  Limit your search to a specific title by using the "Search by Source" option. Click on "Power Search" and then "News" to limit your searches to specific sections of the newspaper.

Early American Newspapers, 1690–1876   Full Text
Titles of note:  37 newspapers from New Hampshire, 1690–1876
Search Tip:  Limit your searches to publications from specific time periods by checking the box before the appropriate era.

Newspaper Source   Full Text
Titles of note:  Over 400 national and regional newspapers including The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, and two New Hampshire newspapers, the Nashua Telegraph and Claremont Eagle-Times.
Search Tip:  To search a specific newspaper, click on Publications, search for the newspaper's name, click the checkbox next to the desired newspaper, press the Add button, and then enter your search terms to the search box at the top of the screen.

New Hampshire Index
Titles of note:  Citations to select issues of New Hampshire newspapers including, the Concord Monitor, Nashua Telegraph, Business NH, and Historical New Hampshire.
Search Tip:  This database includes only article citations; check the newspaper's website to see if the article is available online. If the full text is not available online feel free to place an interlibrary loan request for the full text.


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Business News

Listed below are databases that contain a significant amount of business newspapers, if you would like to consult individual business newspapers such as The Financial Times or Barron's, use Journal Finder to find their full text.

LexisNexis Academic — News   Full Text
Titles of Note:  Financial Times, European Business Review, Investor's Business Daily, MarketWatch, and numerous industry-specific publications.
Search Tips:  To limit your search to business newspapers, click on "News" on the left side panel and then click "Business and Industry."

ProQuest Newsstand   Full Text
Titles of Note: 
Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, New York Times, Los Angeles Times
Search Tips: 
Limit your search to the business section by entering "business or financial" in the search box and choosing "section" from the drop-down menu.

Regional Business News   Full Text
Titles of Note:  75 regional U.S. business publications


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International News

In addition to the resources below you may also want to use Journal Finder to check our access to specific international publications like Figaro, Reforma, Toronto Star, or Times of India.


ProQuest Newsstand

ICON:  International Coalition on Newspapers
Search Tip:  Use the ICON database to locate newspapers by country, language, or year of publication. ICON records show what libraries own specific titles. For help in placing ILL requests for items found through ICON, please see a reference librarian.
Search Tip:  Click "Digitization" to see a listing of newspaper digitization projects around the globe. Those projects labeled with a dollar sign are fee-based. Geisel Library does subscribe to some of these fee-based publications, please check with a reference librarian for access to these publications.


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Historic Newspapers

To search for access to a specific historic newspaper use Journal Finder.

New York Times Historical

Times of London Digital Archive

Early American Newspapers, 1690–1876


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Religious Newspapers

You can find the majority of our religious newspapers in our print/microform journal collection. Examples of religious titles that we have in our collection include: The Pilot, The Tablet, Our Sunday Visitor, Tidings, and The Wanderer. We also have print and electronic access to L'Osservatore Romano, Forward, and Jerusalem Post.

To search for access to these and other religious newspaper publications use Journal Finder.


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Local/Regional Newspapers

In addition to the local/regional newspapers highlighted below please use Journal Finder to search for access to specific local and regional newspaper publications.

New Hampshire Index
This database includes only article citations; check the newspaper's website to see if the article is available online. If the full text is not available online feel free to place an interlibrary loan request for the full text.

Boston Globe

Union Leader

Concord Monitor


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Find Newspapers on the Web

Aggregators/Search Engines

Google News
Google News locates news articles that have been published by online news organizations within the past 30 days. If you want to locate articles that are more than 30 days old, click on "Advanced News Search" and then select the "Archive Search" link. The Archive Search will pull up articles that are available for a fee as well as those that are freely available on the Internet. To limit your search to free full-text articles, go to the Advanced Archive Search and limit the Price to "no price". Never purchase an article found on the Internet, always check with a Reference Librarian to see if the article can be located in Geisel Library's print or electronic collection or through Interlibrary Loan.

Bing — Local News Search
Bing makes it easy to limit your web news searches to local publications. The link above takes you to the Manchester area search but you can easily change locations to an area that you are interested in. Links are to recent online news articles; unlike Google, Bing does not have an archive news search.

Newseum:  Today's Front Pages
View the front pages of printed newspapers throughout the United States and the world. Viewing front pages will help you get an idea of how important a particular issue is to a specific region or country.

Based in the United Kingdom, NewsNow allows you to access Internet press clippings and real time news. Aggregated news reflects worldwide developments; you can search the site by keyword or browse by topic or geographic region.

World News Network
The World News Network pulls articles from a variety of web-based news sources. You can search the site by keyword, geographic region, or topic. To search for archived articles click on the "Search Archives" link.

WorldPress pulls news from all non-U.S. countries. In addition to pulling stories written by other news organizations WorldPress does produce some original content.


These gateways provide links to the websites of thousands of newspapers from across the U.S. and the world, typically organized by country and state. Many newspapers provide free access to articles online, although some newspaper websites may require a subscription. The size of the online archive of back issues varies from newspaper to newspaper.

ABYZ News Links

News & Newspapers Online


The Paperboy


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