Are you looking for credible news sources in today’s world of fake news? Do you need to find current news or historical newspaper articles for a class project? Or do you prefer to sit and read an old fashioned physical newspaper? Read on for information and tips on finding news and newspapers here at SDSU. For more information, visit the News & Newspapers Research Guide.
Search for News by Subject
SDSU has a variety of news related databases, see A-Z Databases: News. Read the database descriptions to identify which ones are right for you based on the subject matter, geographic location, and date range coverage, as related to your research topic. Be aware that some resources like Alt-PressWatch offer cover to cover full image archives while others like the San Diego Union Tribune from Newsbank, (1983 – present) supply the headline, body of text, and citation information only.
Newswires & Media
Newswires provide up-to-minute news stories. Try CountryWatch for global real-time news from major international wire services or Acceda Noticias for Spanish language news and general interest stories from 3 international press wire services. If you are looking for videos, audios, or broadcast transcipts related to national or international news, start your search in Nexis Uni.
Our historical newspapers can be found electronically, in print, or on microform depending on the titles and dates in question. Explore America’s Historical Newspapers, read the New York Times starting from 1851 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers, or click on A-Z Databases: News for more options. Visit the Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) to view the print 19th Century Newspaper Collection (SDSU). If the item you want is on microform, please visit Library Print Services in the 24/7 study area, on the second floor of the Love Library Addition, for access. Click here for map.
Current Print Collections
Have a seat in the Current Newspapers area located on the first floor of the Love Library near the Asian Collection and Circulating Comics Collection. Browse and peruse a wide selection of current local, national, and international subscriptions including La Prensa San Diego, The Wall Street Journal, and The Korea Daily. Click here for map.
Questions? Contact the Research Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 594-6728 for help.