How can I access the New York Times, Boston Globe and other newspapers?
What newspapers are available electronically off-campus?
Answer Last Updated: Apr 14, 2020 Views: 719
We have access to hundreds of newspapers through several of our databases. The format of the newspapers is different depending on the database. Please note that most of our resources may not have a visual image of the newspaper article; many of them are text-only.
New York Times
The New York Times offers a one year renewable Academic Pass to its website. To find out how to set up your Academic Pass, please see the New York Times Online research guide.
Please note that the Academic Pass will expire after one year and you will need to sign up for a new Academic Pass.
Current articles (text only): Boston Globe
Current articles in digital microfilm: Boston Globe Digital Microfilm (has a three month delay)
Daily Hampshire Gazette, Amherst Bulletin, The Republican and the Valley Advocate
Use the Western Massachusetts Newspapers database. If you would like to browse the text-only articles of a specific newspaper, please do the following once you are in the database:
- Go to the top and select A-Z Source List.
- In the search box to the right of All Sources, type in the name of the newspaper.
- When your newspaper appears in the list, click on the name of the newspaper.
- This brings you to a calendar view of the newspaper issues. Click on the date you would like to browse.
Finding Specific Newspapers
- Go to the Libraries' web site.
- In the search box, change "Discovery Search" to "E-journals," and enter the name of your newspaper.
- This brings you to a list of results and if we have electronic access to your newspaper, it will be listed.
- If your newspaper is listed, click on the name of it. A window will pop up on the right in the same tab.
- In that window, you can see if we have full text for the newspaper. It will list the databases that have the newspaper, along with the dates that are available electronically. If we have it from multiple sources, you'll see all of them listed, including the dates available.
- Once you've identified which option has the year you need, click on it. If you're on campus, you'll go straight to the database. If you're off-campus, you'll be prompted to log in using your NetID and password.
- Next, you'll go to the newspaper's page in the database.
- Once you're on the newspaper's page, you'll look for the current issue or past issues. Depending on the database, this may be in different areas. Click around and explore to find what you need!
The video at the bottom of this shows you how to find an e-journal, which is the same method you will use for finding a newspaper if you'd like to watch the process before doing it.
Browsing Newspaper Collections
To see what newspaper collections we have, go to the Databases A-Z list. Click on All Subjects and change it to Newspaper Collection to see the many different collections we have.