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Finding articles from print newspapers, broadcast news, and other media sources

Search Multiple Newspaper Databases at the Same Time

Create your own customized combo search!

  • Click on Databases in the header
  • Select View by Subject
  • Under News & Newspapers databases, check the databases you want
  • Click Use selected databases

ProQuest allows you to search multiple databases with a single search. Here are links to search screens for some common combinations of their newspaper databases.

Historical versus Current

The ProQuest company hosts dozens of databases which archive the full text of a single newspaper. Each of these databases is either historical or current. Thus, you may need to search two databases to cover the full run of a newspaper.

  • Historical databases all say "ProQuest Historical Newspapers". They usually start with the first issue of a paper and go up to the 1980s, 1990s, or early 2000s. They are based on scanned images of newspaper pages.
  • Current databases don't actually say "current". They usually start in the 1970s or 1980s and go up to the present. They are based on text files provided by the publishers and thus lack graphics or page layouts.