Newspapers, in print or online, are a great resource for students. But the free online editions rarely go back more than about a week, or contain all selections from the print version.
Fortunately, the Library has access to several thousand newspapers from around the country and the world, many dating to the 1800s. The bad news is that there is no single search interface for all of them. You will have to do some digging to find what you need. Some collections focus on legal issues, some on alternative papers, and other aggregators collect articles from across many newspapers.
Because of copyright and other legal issues, photos, videos, and multimedia are usually not available in these databases.
See other types of online news resources at the bottom of the page.
Chicago Tribune. Articles from 1985 to the present. For articles from 1849 to 1984, use the Chicago Tribune historical files. Articles are in PDF format, and includes a PDF of the whole page on which the article was found.
Chronicle of Higher Education. News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Ethnic Newswatch. Articles from over 340 alternative-press newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes the Chicago Citizen (1991-), Chicago Defender (1999-), Chicago Independent Bulletin (1996-2007), Chicago Jewish Star (1993-), Chicago Reporter (2009-), and Chicago Weekend (1992-).
Google News Newspaper Archive. Includes hundreds of historic newspapers digitized and/or indexed by Google through their News Archive Partner Program.
Lexis-Nexis. Coverage varies, but includes articles from about 2,000 U.S. and international papers and newswires. Includes the New York Times since 2002.
Newspaper Source. Coverage varies, but includes articles from more than 40 national and international newspapers, and selective full text for almost 400 regional American newspapers. In addition, full text television and radio news transcripts are also provided. Years of coverage vary.
Wall Street Journal. Articles from 1984 to the present.
The Xavierite: the student newspaper of Saint Xavier University.The Library has copies from 2002 to the present in the lower level stacks, row 50, call number LD4865 .S27 X38 1979-. Issues dating to 1979 are in Special Collections. In addition, many issues are available online in SXU's archival collection.
The following tools provide web-based news reports.
Net Top 20 News Sites. A directory of the best of the Net. In addition to the most popular sites, on the right side are lists of the 20 best sites in subject categories based on content, relevance, and popularity. The most most popular sites for a category are short-listed, then visited and evaluated for relevance and content for the category being reviewed. The whole process is human-edited.
DMOZ News. A news product developed by DMOZ, the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. This crowd-sourced product is constructed and maintained by a passionate global community of volunteer editors. Sub-categories include Breaking News, By Subject and By Region.
Europe Media Monitor. Three Web portals developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). News Brief provides breaking news and live news of the last few minutes; News Explorer provides daily news analysis across languages; and MediSys provides real-time news analysis on medical and health-related Topics.
CEO Express. A portal providing links to news, business information, and much more.