Newspapers as a research tool

An introduction to using newspapers for research at the Marriott Library.

Digitized newspapers

Growing out of the United States Newspaper Program (USNP), an effort led by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC) to identify, gather and microfilm newspapers published in the US, the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the NEH, LC and individual states to provide free online access to historic United States newspapers. Utah's contribution takes the form of Utah Digital Newspapers, headquartered here at the Marriott Library.  The central access point is Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, at the Library of Congress. Similar projects are under way in many other countries, noteworthy among them:  France

New York Times

Find a hard copy

  • Current papers are available free to U-card holders from the Campus Readership Service newspaper boxes on campus.

  • The most recent two weeks of the  New York TImes are available at the Marriott Library in Current Periodicals.  This area is just south of the Fine Arts Library on Level 2.


Find it online

Wall Street Journal

 

  

Find a hard copy

  • The most recent two weeks of the  Wall Street Journalare available at the Marriott Library in Current Periodicals.  This area is just south of the Fine Arts Library on Level 2.


Find it online

Los Angeles Times Archive

Los Angeles Times Archive University of Utah Students, Faculty & Staff Only

Through ProQuest, this historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

How do I read my paper if its on microform?

Databases for U.S. Newspapers

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library