How do I find newspaper articles online?


There are three fast ways to find newspaper articles online (note: off campus users must log in first!):

  1. Newspaper databases
    Select online databases just include news sources. The easiest ones to use are: Factiva (includes many Canadian, American and International titles) Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies. You could also try Lexis Nexis, but make sure to use the search box labelled “Search the News.”
  2. Individual Newspapers
    You can access many individual newspaper titles online through the catalogue.  Examples include The Globe and Mail, National Post, The London Free Press, The New York Times, and many (many!) more.
  3. Summon
    Summon is the default search on the Beryl Ivey Library homepage and Western Libraries.  It’s set up to not search for newspaper articles by default, since most people are looking for academic articles.
    To look for newspapers, start with typing your keywords into Summon’s search box.
    From the results page, you’ll see a list of limits on the left hand side.  “Newspaper Article” will be crossed out. Click the “X”; when the page reloads, select Newspaper Article as the Content Type
    The results displayed on your screen should all be newspaper articles.  Clicking any of the titles should link you directly to the full text newspaper article.Summon_screenshot_cleverresearcher