News articles

One of the most popular resource types in a library’s collection is news, defined as new or noteworthy information about important events. News is typically provided as mostly text articles (which can include photographs and other images) but can also be provided in video or audio format (such as TV and radio news programs respectively). Laurier Library’s collection includes mostly collections of news articles, focussing on general sources, Canadian and more local sources, and products covering certain geographical regions and historical periods to support the needs of the Laurier community.

Finding newspaper articles

Finding free online news articles: getting behind paywalls (video)

Current news sources

Omni Newspaper search
Search across many of the big name newspapers subscribed to by the library for top stories. Limited ability to filter results.
Canadian News @ ProQuest
Canadian focus, from big and small papers from across the country. Many options to filter results.
Canadian and international focus, and advanced filtering options.
Nexis Uni
International focus, including Canadian content, and advanced search options.

News archives online

British Library Newspapers
All issues from 48 national, regional and local 19th century newspapers
Chronicling America
Includes full content from more than 1,400 U.S. newspapers from 1836 to 1922.
Daily Mail: Historical Archive 1896-2004
Complete archive of the British newspaper content, including the Atlantic Editions.
Globe and Mail: Canada's Heritage
1844 to three years ago. Searchable full-page archive of the Globe and Mail from 1844. Excludes the most recent four years.
Google News Archive Search
Random listing and years of coverage of a wide number of North American newspapers
Illustrated London News
Historical Archive 1842-2003
Our Ontario Newspapers
Digitized newspapers from Ontario communities. See "About our newspaper collections" for a title list.
The New York Times
1851 to three years ago. Full-text page images. Includes New York Times Book Review.
SFU Digitized Newspapers
Includes dozens of local (BC) and Canadian newspapers, including Chinese language, French, and immigrant newspapers. This includes the Berliner Journal (1880-1916), and Canadian Jewish News (1960-1993).
Times Digital Archive (The Times, London)
1785 to 2010. Searchable full-text images of every page of the newspaper.
Toronto Star
1894 to four years ago. Searchable full-page archive of The Toronto Star.
University of Manitoba Digitized Newspapers
Digitized Manitoban newspapers including the Winnipeg Tribune, the Manitoban, and Czas (The Times)
Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives
International list of links to online newspaper archives on Wikipedia.

Local newspapers

Berliner Journal
The library has 1859-1916 on of the Berliner Journal on microfilm, 3rd Floor FC106.G4 B4. Simon Fraser University has digitized the Berliner Journal (1880-1916).
The Record (1990- current, articles only)
The library has the entire run (1878-current) of the Record (including under its previous titles) on microfilm at the Waterloo campus, Microforms - 3rd Floor AP5 .D26.
The Daily News (1878-1897) | The News Record (1897-1904) | The Berlin News Record (1904-1916) | The News Record (1916-1920)
Waterloo Chronicle
The library has 1899 - 1988 of the Chronicle on microfilm at the Waterloo campus, Microforms - 3rd Floor AP5 .W3. The Waterloo Public Library has this and related titles:
Waterloo Chronicle (1886-2016) | The Chronicle Telegraph (1901-1922) | Waterloo County Chronicle (1893-1900)

Print & microform (major titles)

The Laurier Waterloo Library keeps current issues of major titles in print & microform, on the 3rd floor.

News summaries

World News Digest
1940 to present. Brief, full-text articles for general news, biographical and statistical information.
Keesing's Contemporary Archives
1931 to present. Provides summaries of world events derived from more than 1,000 daily news reports.
2005 to present. Please log out when finished. Concise briefs, in English, of items from Arab and Persian print, radio and television media.

Alternative news

The Black Panther
1968 to 1980

Editorial cartoons

Digitized editorial cartoon collections

SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection (Canada)
The Simon Fraser University Library Editorial Cartoons Collection contains over 8000 original drawings published in Canadian newspapers between 1952 and the present.
American Association of Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) Editorial Cartoon Digital Collection (USA)
With more than 1000 cartoons representing more than 50 cartoonists, the digital collection is still growing. Created primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, the cartoons reflect changes in American social and political attitudes and provide artistic commentary on such topics as the Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, the Vietnam War, government bureaucracy, taxes, and political corruption.
British Cartoon Archive (UK)
Established in 1973 as a research centre and picture library, based upon a unique archive of over 140,000 pieces of cartoon artwork.
Other Editorial Cartoon Resources (USA, Canada, International)
Collected list from the Univeristy of Southern Mississippi

Newspaper databases with fully scanned editorial cartoons

1969 to present. Please log out when finished. Select your date range--> in the Free Text box, search "editorial cartoon*" + your keyword (e.g. "editorial cartoon*" and war) --> choose the "Web News" tab above the results.
Toronto Star: Historical
1894 to four years ago. Select your date range --> select "Editorial/Opinion/Letters/Editorial Cartoon" --> search "cartoon" + your keyword (e.g. war and cartoon).
New York Times - Historical
1851 to three years ago. Select "More Search Options" --> "Document Type" --> "Editorical Cartoon".

Newspaper databases with citations only to editorial cartoons

Find these cartoons in the digitized or microfilm versions of the named papers

Canadian News
Select "More Search Options" --> "Document Type" --> "Editorial Cartoon".

Photographs from Newspapers

Toronto Telegram
Published from 1876 to 1971, this digitized collection from York University Archives, spans from the 1930s to 1970.