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Last Updated: May 29, 2018     Views: 13

You can find newspaper articles concerning past events in several Berkeley Library databases as well as through your local public library and freely accessible databases.


Berkeley College Library Databases

To see all News databases the library subscribes to:

  1. Go to the library A-Z Databases page
  2. From the Subjects drop-down box, select News

*Check the date ranges of newspapers to make sure the years you are looking for are covered.

For more detailed information: Where can I access newspapers?


👍 Recommended Databases:

  • InfoTrac Newsstand 
    • Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.
  • LexisNexis Academic 
    • Legal, news, and business information service which contains several thousand full-text publications including regional, national and international newspapers.
  • New York Times 
    • Full text covers 1985 to date.
  • US Newstream Premium
    • U.S. news content, as well as archives back to 1980's features newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.
  • Wall Street Journal
    • Provides full text to the Wall Street Journal covering 1984 to date.


Public Libraries

Berkeley students are encouraged to use their local public libraries. This guide can help you determine your local library.

New York Public Library provides access to several historical newspaper databases.

Woodbridge Public Library provides access to the following databases:

  • America's News; access at WPL; access from home
  • New Jersey and New York Newspapers; access at WPL, access from home
  • New York Times Historical; access at WPL

Newark Public Library provides access to the following databases:

  • New York Times Historical (1851-2012); access at Newark Public Library; access from home
  • Newspaper Source Plus; access at Newark Public Library; access from home


🔓 Freely Available Digital Collections


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