How do I find online newspaper articles?

How do I find online newspaper articles?


Do you need to find an online newspaper
article on a specific topic?
You can access current local, national and
international newspapers online through the
UW Library website. Here’s a tip to get you started:

If you have a specific newspaper in mind,
use the UW only catalog to determine how to
access it. If you have a specific topic in mind, you
can go directly to a database to search for
that topic. This tutorial will show you how to access
an online article through a newspaper
database. To access online news sources, go the to UW
Library Homepage at www.lib.washington.edu.
Then select “E-Newspapers” from the Find It
Box.
You will see an orange box on the right
side of the screen called “Starting
Points.” The databases in this box are general news
sources and are great to use if you aren’t
sure where to start. At the bottom of this page there is a full
list of news databases that you can access
like the Pacific NW Regional Newspaper & Periodical
Index.
Say you want to find a newspaper article on
the Dec.2004 Tsunami from a newspaper
source located in an affected area. For this search, we will begin by using the
Access World News Database which has
newspaper articles from around the globe. Remember, if you are off campus log in
before selecting the database link.
Once on the Access World News page, type in
Tsunami and select lead/first paragraph
from the drop down menu. This will search for the keyword Tsunami in
the first paragraph of articles and give
you better results. Also add 2004 to the date box. Then click
on search.
You will see boxes on the left hand side of
the screen that will allow you to refine
your search. For example you can select articles
published in Dec. 2004 right after the
Tsunami took place, and also select articles by location. For
example select Asia, then Thailand.
Then you can browse the articles to find
one that sounds interesting.
You can also search for newspapers by
location by clicking on continent and then
the country of your choice. To find out more about accessing news
resources, go to the news subject guide at
guides.lib.washington.edu/news or contact the Suzzallo Microform and
Newspaper staff at (206)543-4164 or by
email: [email protected]

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