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VCU Libraries subscribes to many local, national and international newspapers, and provides access to many other news resources.

Newspaper Databases

There are many ways to access local, national, international, underground and speciality newspapers in VCU Libraries collections. 

Searching for "news*" in the database A-Z list will surface many of these, including

  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • Access World News
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • Alternative Press Index
  • Dow Jones Factiva
  • Independent Voices
  • and many more

National News via Dow Jones Factiva

Dow Jones Factiva 

To search the archives of many national newspapers, open Dow Jones Factiva through the link above, and switch from the landing page to the search page:

Factiva landing page spring 2023

From this page, you can use the publications field to limit results to a specific newspaper, such as New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, etc. Several newspapers offer additional web-only content through our subscriptions, so you might want to include them as well, like this:

screenshot of publications field, with arrow pointing to is, "newspaper name goes in this box"

Add your search terms, choose a date range, and read your results. 

How to access current headline news articles from a variety of papers

You can also access full text up-to-the-minute news and business, including access to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Barron's, Forbes, and more.

Click the above link and click "Home" in the navigational bar at the top of the screen. This will open a listing of a variety of national newspapers in the United States, where you can read full-text articles. Most papers offer access to one to two weeks' worth of archived articles through this headline news view. 


About Factiva: a helpful guide

ProQuest, which owns the Dow Jones Factiva database, has created a guide showing how to use many of its helpful features. View the guide here:

National News via Access World News / NewsBank

Access World News -- (also known as NewsBank): provides access to thousands of reliable news sources the world over.

Use the the link above. Click "More Search Options" under the search box on the landing page to choose a region, date range, or topic. Or, click a country on the map to view that country's news sources.