"Specialized" news sources are here defined as those published for and by members of a group based on ethnic or racial affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, or political affiliation.
Search Journal Finder to determine if the Libraries can provide full-text access to the newspaper title needed.
Search the Diamond Catalog for print holdings.
If your article is not online of in Paley:
Find here full-text access to newspapers, past and present. Use the tabs above to find the types of newspaper sources you need.
Category of newspaper followed by recommended database(s):
Need the print format but in a digital version? Try Library PressDisplay
Temple's newspaper databases provide direct full-text access to the backfiles of thousands of newspapers titles.
Major Temple newspaper databases: If you have an article topic in mind, search one or more of the major newspaper databases listed (in alphabetical order) below.
- ABI/INFORM Complete — Wall Street Journal plus local and regional business dailies
- LexisNexis Academic — 13,500+ U.S. and foreign news sources
- Library PressDisplay — Past 90 days of 650 newspapers from 76 countries in 38 languages; presented in a traditional print layout
- ProQuest Newsstand — Full-text of hundreds of U.S. and international news sources.
- World News Collection — English translations of thousands of foreign news sources
Major dailies available full-text online through Temple:
- Chicago Tribune — 1989 to present
- Los Angeles Times — 12/4/1996 to present
- New York Times — 1980 to present (see Historical Newspapers for access to deep backfiles)
- Philadelphia Daily News — 1/3/1983 to present
- Philadelphia Inquirer — 1983 to present
- Times (London) — 1985 to present (see Historical Newspapers for access to deep backfiles)
- Wall Street Journal — 1/2/1984 to present (see Historical Newspapers for access to deep backfiles)
- Washington Post — 1974 to present
Reading Newspaper Articles in Print and Microform
The Libraries maintain extensive print and microform newspaper holdings. Recent issues of printed newspapers are located on the first floor of Paley Library, on the west wall "behind" the Reference Desk.
Find newspaper articles in the physical library by either:
2. Search for the title in Journal Finder - to determine if the Libraries own a particular newspaper title in print or microform.
Question: What value lies in news sources? Why would a researcher choose a newspaper or magazine over a book or scholarly journal article?
Answer: News sources can be great resources for local information. They can supply names, dates, facts and figures. along with quotes. Ultimately, news sources are valuable for their immediacy, recording events as they happen.