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Journalism and Communication

This guide will help you find different databases, articles, and other resources to assist you in your research related to journalism, communication, public relations, advertising, and more.

Accessing U.S. Newspapers

If you're interested in browsing a particular newspaper or finding a specific article, this page will help you find various ways to access U.S. newspapers.

Microfilm copies of U.S. newspapers are located in the Knight Library Microforms Department. Newspapers on microfilm are shelved by city and then by the title of the publication. Most are listed by title in the LibrarySearch.

Major National Newspapers

The current websites for some major newspapers, which may also include web-only content not found in print editions.

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Links below to a newspaper's website may provide limited access or require a personal password (UO Libraries does not provide passwords)

UO Libraries also has traditional microfilm copies of select U.S. newspapers. You can check the online catalog by title or check the inventory by city of newspapers on microfilm. Newspapers on microfilm are shelved by city and then by the title of the publication. Listed below are the Library's traditional microfilm holdings of substantial runs of U.S. newspapers outside of Oregon:

  • Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA), 1908-1980
  • Los Angeles Times, 1941-2009
  • New York Times, 1857-2009
  • Pittsburgh Courier, 1966-2000
  • San Francisco Chronicle, 1869-2009
  • Seattle Times, 1941-2016
  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 1845-1854, 1908-1962
  • Village Voice (New York, NY), 1955-2011
  • Wall Street Journal (New York, NY), 1889-2009; 
  • Washington Post, 1877-2009

The NewsBank microfiche collection provides full text content and indexes to newspaper articles from over 100 U.S. newspapers, arranged in 21 different subject collections. The coverage is from 1970-1995.

Index to Readex Microfilm Collection of Early American Newspapers, 1690-1860 (REF KNIGHT AI 3 .K45)

Other databases