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       Factiva       Nexis Uni       ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) - Coverage: 1849-1993
Microfilm: IUCAT record


The Christian Science Monitor

EBSCO Academic Search Premier - Coverage: January 3, 1995 - present
Nexis Uni - Coverage: January 2, 1980 - present
Microfilm: 1958 - 2004, IUCAT record


Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) - Coverage: 1881 - 1993
Nexis Uni - Coverage: Last six months - present
Microfilm: IUCAT record


The New York Times

New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) - Coverage:1851 - four years before the current year
Factiva - Coverage: June 1, 1980 - present
Nexis Uni - Coverage: June 1, 1980 - present
Microfilm: IUCAT record  1857-
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.


The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal(Proquest Historical Newspapers) - Coverage: 1889-2000
Wall Street journal, 1983-
Factiva - Coverage: January 2, 1984 - present
ABI/Inform - Coverage: January 2, 1984 - present
Microfilm: IUCAT record 1889-1959     IUCAT record 1959-
Online: Go to to connect to the Wall Street Journal and information on how to get online access.



The Washington Post
Washington Post (Proquest Historical Newspapers) - Coverage:1877-2000
Nexis Uni  Coverage: January 1, 1977 - present
Factiva  Coverage: January 1, 1984 - present
Microfilm: 1877-1954 - IUCAT record  1877-1954;     IUCAT record  1954-1959     IUCAT record  1959-1973     IUCAT record  1974-2004
Online: Persons with .edu email addresses no longer have complimentary access to this service. Go to for more information.


USA Today

Factiva - Coverage: April 1, 1987 - present
Nexis Uni - Coverage: 1989- present
Newspaper Source - Coverage: February 1, 2002 - present
Microfilm:  IUCAT record  1978-2004 (incomplete)