Digital Newspapers

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Check out these newspapers and databases available through the library digitally:

Browse & search individual newspapers

Find current and historical issues of major newspapers. Plus, find some of the highest circulating news sources in the U.K., Mexico, Canada, and France, as well as high profile news feeds and titles of local and national interest.

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Regional & U.S. news

Business & investment


Search news databases

With current issues

  • Global Newsstream: The most recent global news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s, featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites—including Barron’s, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Daily Herald, Financial Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and more—in active full-text format.
  • NewsBank Chicago: Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.
  • Newspaper Source Plus: Full-text collection of major news content, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and news transcripts of television and radio.
  • PressReader: Access more than 7,000 publications from around the world, in their original language and format.

Historical archives

  • Historical US Major Dailies: Historical newspaper collection (covering 1849-2016)—including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post—with easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.
  • NewspaperARCHIVE: Access to historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

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