Major U.S. Newspapers: Resource Guide

The IU Bloomington Libraries provide electronic and print access to many U.S. and foreign newspapers. Information about electronic and print versions of five major United States newspapers is listed below. For information about access to U.S. and international newspapers, search IUCAT. Older issues of many newspapers are available through online databases or on microform in the IUB Libraries. To see a listing of online sources for news from previous years as it was originally reported, check out Old News: A Guide to Finding News from the Past.

You can search many newspapers at the same time using

Access World News
EBSCO Academic Search Premier
LexisNexis Academic
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) - Coverage: 1849-1987
Print: IUB Libraries do not hold print copies of the Chicago Tribune
Microfilm: IUCAT record

Christian Science Monitor
EBSCO Academic Search Premier - Coverage: January 3, 1995 - present
LexisNexis Academic - Coverage: January 2, 1980 - present
Print: IUB Libraries do not hold print copies of the Christian Science Monitor.
Microfilm: 1958 - 2004, IUCAT record

Los Angeles Times
Historical Los Angeles Times - Coverage: 1881 - 1987
LexisNexis Academic - Coverage: Last six months - present
Print: Current issues in the Current Periodicals Collection in the Wells Library.
Microfilm: IUCAT record

New York Times
Factiva - Coverage: June 1, 1980 - present
Historical New York Times - Coverage:1851 - 2 years from the present
LexisNexis Academic - Coverage: June 1, 1980 - present
Print: Students may access the daily paper through the student research newspaper boxes on campus
Microfilm:1857 - IUCAT record
Online: Go to to get instructions on how to sign up for a group pass to allow you to access the online daily New York Times directly.

Wall Street Journal
Historical Wall Street Journal (1889-1994)
Wall Street journal, 1983-
Factiva - Coverage: January 2, 1984 - present
ABI/Inform - Coverage: January 2, 1984 - present
IUCAT record 1889-1959
IUCAT record 1959-

Washington Post
Historical Washington Post 1877-1997
from 01/01/1977 to present in LexisNexis Academic
from 01/01/1984 to present in Factiva
Microfilm: 1877-1954 - IUCAT record
1954-1959 - IUCAT record
1959-1973 - IUCAT record
1974-2004 - IUCAT record

USA Today
Factiva - Coverage April 1, 1987 - present
LexisNexis Academic - Coverage 1989- present
Newspaper Source - Coverage February 1, 2002 - present
Microfilm: 1978-2004 (incomplete) IUCAT record