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Home >> Research & Instruction >> Research Services Blog >> News and Newspapers
A stack of newspapers and a cup of tea

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? 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: Newspapers. Read the database descriptions to identify which ones are right for you based on the subject matter, location, and/or 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 have image archives for just the past few years. Older issues will have 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 transcripts related to national or international news, start your search in InfoTrac Newsstand.

Historical Newspapers

Our historical newspapers can be found electronically, in print, or on microform depending on the titles and dates in question. Explore digitized cover-to-cover newspapers from America’s Historical Newspapers and Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers (1789-1963) collection, read the New York Times starting from 1851 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers, or click on A-Z Databases: Newspapers for more options.

Questions? Contact the Research Desk at for help.


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