Tools for finding free local, Canadian and international news articles and editorial cartoons from major current and historic news sources. How to find news articles Finding free online news articles: getting behind paywalls (video) Current news sources The following databases contain news articles from thousands of sources, typically from the mid-1990's to the present day. Often just the full text is included, and not photos, graphs, and charts. Omni Newspaper search Search across many of the big name newspapers subscribed to by the library for top stories. Limited ability to filter results. Omni, Individual Newspapers Search for a specific newspaper title. Canadian News @ ProQuest Canadian focus, from big and small papers from across the country. Many options to filter results. Factiva Canadian and international focus, and advanced filtering options. Nexis Uni International focus, including Canadian content, and advanced search options. News archives: Library subscriptions The following databases contain the scanned and searchable images of the entire newspapers. Online Coverage British Library Newspapers 19th century national, regional, and local newspapers Calgary Herald 1883-2010 Daily Mail: Historical Archive 1896-2004 Globe and Mail 1844 to three years ago Illustrated London News 1842-2003 Montreal Gazette 1785-2010 The New York Times 1851 to three years ago Ottawa Citizen 1845-2010 Times Digital Archive (The Times, London) 1785 to 2010 Toronto Star 1894 to four years ago Vancouver Sun 1912-2010 Windsor Star 1893-2010 News archives: free Many libraries, archives, and other organizations have digitized newspaper content and made it available for free online. You can find titles listed by country on this Wikipedia page that is maintained by librarians from around the world (including the Laurier History Librarian). Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives International list of links to online newspaper archives on Wikipedia. The following collections allow you to search across a larger number of newspapers at one time (many of the individual titles are listed on the Wikipedia link above) Chronicling America Includes full content from more than 1,400 U.S. newspapers from 1836 to 1922. Our Ontario Newspapers Digitized newspapers from Ontario communities. See "About our newspaper collections" for a title list. 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). Google News Archive Search Random listing and years of coverage of a wide number of North American newspapers. 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). Brantford Expositor (1999-present, articles only) The Library has 1939-1983 on microfilm. The Cord (Laurier) The Library has digitized the Cord, through the Laurier Archives, 1926-2015 Waterloo Chronicle (1999-present, articles only) 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) Waterloo Region 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. Previous titles include: The Daily News (1878-1897) | The News Record (1897-1904) | The Berlin News Record (1904-1916) | The News Record (1916-1920) Print and microform (major titles) In addition to the online news archives listed above, the Laurier Library has several archival titles on microfilm, held either at the Waterloo campus on the 3rd floor, or the Annex storage facility. For current issues of these titles, see "Current news sources" above. Title Microfilm Barron's 1994-2009; 1960-2009 Christian Science Monitor 1908-1925; 1925-1960; 1960-1983; 1983- Chronicle Herald (Halifax) 1981-2008 Le Devoir (Montreal) 1981-2006 Guardian (Manchester) 2000-2008, 1981-1984, 1968-1980 Le Monde (Paris) 1944-1947 National Post 1998- Wall Street Journal 1981- Winnipeg Free Press 1981-2008 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. Mideastwire.com 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 and political cartoons Today's Political Cartoons (Association of Editorial Cartoonists) Contains political cartoons - both national and international, for the past 7 days, with a searchable archive for political cartoons back to 1996. SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection The Simon Fraser University Library Editorial Cartoons Collection contains over 8000 original drawings published in Canadian newspapers between 1952 and the present. News Archives: Library subscriptions Using the sources listed in the section above, in your search change the "Document Type" to "Editorial Cartoon."