The Newspaper: Read All About It!
Newspapers – new and old – remain a key tool for research, practical information, and simply keeping informed. And new ways of accessing them make newspapers usable in ways that couldn’t have been conceived just a few years ago.
Here are just a few of the things you can do, via the libraries, with newspapers large and small, U.S. and international, online and off:
Read one of more than 1,000 papers from around the world online, exactly as they appear in print (in full color, ads and all) on the same day they are published. PressDisplay provides the most recent 60 days of newspapers in 48 languages from 92 countries.
See how historical events were reported in the papers as far back as the 17th century. Historical newspapers online include the New York Times(back to 1851); the Times of London (back to 1785); and electronic collections of Early American Newspapers (1690-1876) and several key19th century African-American Newspapers. (Many more historical newspapers are available in harder-to-use but content-rich microform collections.)
Read translations of articles from non-U.S. newspapers and other news sources in World News Connection.
Browse or search ISI Emerging Markets for the text of newspapers, some in English, some in local languages, from developing countries often overlooked in other sources. A few examples: New Vision (Uganda); Kazakhstanskaia Pravda (Kazakhstan); Diario El Mundo (El Salvador); Oslobodjenje (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Thanh Nien News (Vietnam).
Leaf through paper copies – yes, they’re still around -- of dozens of newspapers in the Current Newspapers section of O’Neill Library (near the print stations).
About This Guide
This guide describes sources of current, contemporary (recent past), and historical newspapers available in print or electronically via the Boston College Libraries and/or on the Internet.
The guide also provides sources of information useful for identifying, finding, and searching newspapers, such as: availability of newspapers at other institutions; newspaper directories; and newspaper indexes.