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Introduction to Media Theory: MSP 1011

Research help for the course, MSP 1011: Introduction to Media Theory.

Why Use News Databases?

news sourcesMost news sources have websites with news and historical archives. However, Temple University Libraries subscribes to a number of news databases that offer advantages over searching news sources directly on the web:

  • Search more than one news source at the same time
  • Powerful keyword search engines
  • Deep historic news archives
  • Access to content that costs money on the Web

Content adapted from "Newspapers as a research tool" from the University of Utah Libraries.

Find News Sources in News Databases

Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around names and phrases. This will force the database to search for those exact words. (ie. "Kamala Harris")
  • Limit your search to a specific region/state/publication (ie. Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Limit your search to a specific timeframe (ie. past year, past month, 2020-2023)

Activate Your Free New York Times Account

Photo of laptop with New York Times on screen by Trang Doan.The Library offers access to the The New York Times Online. Temple faculty, staff, and students can register for access using their email address.

  • Unlimited access to the digital edition of The New York Times 
  • Once registered, faculty/staff have four years of full account access, after which they must re-authenticate by visiting
  • Students have access until 12/31 of their selected graduation year
  • Learn more about Temple's New York Times Online access