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Find Newspapers: Contemporary Newspapers

Temple Libraries provide access to a diverse collection of thousands of papers from around the world. Use this guide to find contemporary and historical newspapers in print, microform, and online.

Newspaper Look-up

If you are looking for particular newspaper, search for it here by title.

Specialized News Sources

"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

Newspapers in Print or Microfilm

Reading Newspaper Articles in Print and Microfilm

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 News Bank wall "behind" the Information Desk.

Find newspaper articles in the physical library by searching for the title in Journal Finder to determine if the Libraries own a particular newspaper title in print or microform.

Finding Newspapers

Use the tabs above and links in this guide to find full-text access to newspapers, past and present.

Contemporary Newspapers

Best bets for newspaper databases: If you have a topic in mind, search one or more of the major newspaper databases listed below.


Major daily newspapers available full-text online through Temple:

Ask a Librarian

Why Newspapers?

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.