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News Research

Use this guide to find national and international, current and historical, alternative and mainstream newspapers, journals, and magazines.

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If you have more questions, ask a librarian! 

Sarah Cohn

Reference Desk
Text: (646) 350-2717

Here are several Library databases of news sources to get you started.

Historical newspapers are great primary sources that can help you understand how a subject was viewed and understood at the time. They also fill in the record on people and topics that may not turn up in archival research.

Looking for a Specific Newspaper or Journal?

Use CCNY Library's Journal Title Search tool to check whether the library has access to a particular journal through our databases.