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Research Guides

INI101: Blogging the just city

This guide supports the class taught by Prof. Shawn Micallef.

Historical Newspaper Articles

Newspapers are an excellent research tool.  They provide users with current events, multiple perspectives, archival information, and in-depth regional/national coverage. 

Current news stories are easy to find on the internet. Finding older stories there can be more difficult. As well, some material is behind a paywall. Newspaper databases can get at the harder-to-access material.

(Story to the right from 1913)

Canadian News Sources (Newspapers, TV, Web News)

News Databases

To search across many newspapers at once, try one of the databases below. 

Explore narrowing your search results with the filters displayed on the left side of the results page (applicable for the databases and the news sources that appear in ProQuest Platform): 

  • Source Type: Newspapers (or explore Magazines, Scholarly Journals, Blogs, Podcasts, & Websites‎, Conference Papers and Proceedings)
  • Publication Date: search by a range of year, months or even specific dates 
  • Subject: Narrow your result by topic. Click on More to see the full list of subjects.
    • Important to note that not all news content is tagged with a subject label. 
  • Document Type: Click on more and view all the possible options - Front Page Cover Stories, Articles, Feature,  Letters to the Editor (from the public), Editorials (opinion pieces by the editor)
  • Publication Title
  • Language and more (Location, Person's Name, Organization Name)

Individual News Sources (newspapers, media channels)

Click on the name of a newspaper or news media company below. You'll be brought to the paper's catalogue record. Click on one of the links under "Holdings" to search for articles online.