How to Find Newspaper Articles

Local newspapers are available in print at each library location. Other newspapers and a backfile of some local newspapers are available in the online databases. The databases contain thousands of newspaper articles which you can search by title, author, subject or keyword. You can also print, email or save newspaper articles. These are licensed resources for which the Library pays a yearly subscription fee. For that reason, you will need to log in with your 9-digit student/staff ID number and the password you currently use for eLearn and Webmail to access these resources when you are off campus.

Steps to Find Newspaper Articles

Go to the Library Databases page and select Newspaper Articles from the "Database Types" dropdown menu.

example of selecting newspaper databases from the drop down menu

Select a database from the list.

example of selecting a newspaper database

Our databases allow you to search for newspaper articles just as you would in a search engine. Below is an example of an article search in the Canadian Newsstand database.

Type the name of the article if you know it, into the search box. Or type in the type of articles that you are looking for.

example of searching for a newspaper article by title in ProQuest

To read an article, just click on it's title.

example of selecting a newspaper article by title

To display results from a particular publication such as the Toronto Star, click on the Publication heading and select a publication.

example of selecting a newspaper by publication title