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How Do I Find Newspaper Articles?

Step 1. Search for Articles On Your Topic

First, search databases for citations to newspaper articles such as:

Access World News (NewsBank)

  • Choose from among the selected list of local newspapers, or select "The World" to begin creating a customized list of newspapers to search, based on criteria such as state, country, or region of publication. Other options include wire services, transcripts of TV and radio broadcasts, or foreign language newspapers. Choose "advanced search" to combine search terms and fields. Select "Help/About" or "Tutorial" for additional guidance on how to use this database. Most newspaper articles retrieved will be full text; years of coverage varies with each title.

Star Ledger & Trenton Times

  • Select "Newark Star Ledger" or the "Trenton Times" Follow the login instructions Click on "Already have a password" under Searchable Archive. Userid: star015 Password: tea,victor. The Star Ledger is full text back to 1989. The Trenton Times is full text back to 1993.


For citations to older newspaper articles, consult the following printed indexes:

  • New York Times Index 1851 to date Ref AI21 .N44
  • New York Times Personal Name Index 1851-1996 Ref CT104 .F35221
  • Wall Street Journal Index 1973 to date Ref HG1 .W258
  • Christian Science Monitor Index 1960 to date Ref AI21 .C46
  • Index to the Times (London) 1960 to date Ref AI21 .T46
  • The Trenton Times is full text back to 1993.

Note: There are no printed indexes for the Star Ledger or the Trenton Times. For full text check microform holdings or ask a librarian.

Step 2. Find a Copy of the Article

If you are searching a fulltext database the entire article may be available for download, email, or print out. If so, click on the link for the article.

Not all articles are available as fulltext through the web, however. Many articles must or can only be found in printed journals that the library owns.

See if TCNJ can access the journal, magazine, newspaper title.

If the library does not own a copy of the journal, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan Request.

Step 3. Read, Download, Photocopy, Email, or Print Out the Article

For fulltext from the web, read, download, email, or print the article. For print on paper in the periodical stacks read or photocopy the article. Be sure to cite the article if you use it in your paper.