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News resources: Finding newspaper articles and newspapers

This guide is intended to assist SFU faculty, students, and staff in finding and using news information resources as well as listing selected print and electronic information sources pertaining to news media. 

 Newspapers

Looking for specific newspapers and news magazines in the SFU Library? Search the A-Z Journals list in the Library catalogue to determine if the publication is available online or at one of our campus libraries. For more details see this guide.

For a complete list of news databases, historical and current, click here

Please note that some of the materials are subscription-based and only available to the SFU community.

British Columbia 

PressReader
An online replica of the print edition for the most current month of the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, the Victoria Times Colonist, and  other BC newspapers.

Factiva
Combines over 35,000 sources (newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more) from 200 countries, in 26 languages.

Canadian newsstream
Indexing & full text of the Province (1989-current, delayed 2 days), Vancouver Sun (1987-current, delayed 2 days), and The Victoria Times Colonist (1993-current, delayed 2 days) and many BC weeklies (most from 2000-current), as well as many major papers across Canada such as the Globe & Mail (1977-current, no delay).

British Columbia index
Indexes selected articles from issues of the Georgia Straight, Vancouver Courier and the Westender published after June 2002.

Newspaper index [online or microform]
Created by the B.C. Provincial Library, indexes the Vancouver Province, Vancouver Sun, Victoria Daily Colonist (1900-1990).

Canadian News Indexes
1977-1979 [print]; 1980-1992 [print]; 1993-1996 [print]. See also CBCA Complete (including Current Events) and/or Canadian Newsstream for more recent years. Note: the Vancouver Sun is the only BC newspaper indexed in this source.

Vancouver Province Index
Covers 1960-1979 [print]. Located in the Lam collection.

Vancouver Observer 
A community publishing platform for local people with strong opinions (citizen journalism).

Chinese Times
Newspaper published in Vancouver from 1914-1992.

Canada 

PressReader
Current issues of newspapers from around the world. Some newspapers include the provision for language translation and/or audio of stories, once selected.

Factiva
Combines over 35,000 sources (newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more) from 200 countries, in 26 languages.

Canadian Newsstream
Fulltext of major Canadian newspapers and Canwest's small-market BC papers.

Repère [print]
Citations to articles in French language periodicals published in Quebec and the rest of Canada.

CBCA Complete
Indexes the Globe and Mail (1993- ); National Post (Oct 27, 1998-); Toronto Star (1982-2001) and news magazines such as Maclean's (1982-current); other major Canadian newspapers from 1982-2001 only). Also includes transcripts of selected CTV and CBC news and documentary programs (usually only until 2002).

Globe & Mail -- Canada's Heritage from 1844
Full-text archive including every image, advertisement, classified ad, birth and death notice, covering 1844-2000.

Canadian News Indexes
1977-1979 [print], 1980-1992 [print], 1993-1996 [print]. Covers the Montreal Star, Toronto Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, and Winnipeg Free Press. See also CBCA Complete and/or Canadian Newsstream for more recent years.

Maclean's (1905-current )
Canadian news magazine founded in 1905, reporting on Canadian issues such as politics, pop culture, and current events.

World

PressReader
Current issues of newspapers from around the world. Some newspapers include the provision for language translation and/or audio of stories, once selected.

Factiva
Combines over 35,000 sources (newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more) from 200 countries, in 26 languages.

Nexis Uni
Indexes newspapers from around the world, in English and other languages. Includes transcripts from the major television and radio networks.

Academic Search Premier
Index with some full text of news magazines, popular magazines and academic journals.

Readers' Guide Abstracts
Index to popular general interest magazines.

Alternative Press Index
Index to to alternative & radical media.

Historical New York Times
Full coverage from 1851-4 years ago. More recent articles can be found via Nexis Uni.

Historical Newspapers
Includes the Washington Post (1877 - 1990); Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1989); New York Times (1851-4 years ago (36-month embargo)).

Times digital archive
Full-text and full-image articles from the Times of London for the years 1785-1985.Use Nexis Uni to find recent issues of the Times (London).

 News sites

Google News and Google News Archive provide indexing for selected news internet sites, which will help you identify stories that contain your search terms. Full-text access is not always available.

BC and Canada

Vancouver Sun
Local daily newspaper for the city of Vancouver since 1912.

The Tyee
Independent online news magazine that mainly focuses on British Columbia.

Province
Daily newspaper published in tabloid format in British Columbia.

Canada Newswire (CNW Group)
Global media intelligence company providing news news, media knowledge, and communication services.

Globe & Mail
Canadian newspaper printed across western and central Canada with both national and international coverage.

National Post
Canadian newspaper in print since 1998. 

Canadian Daily Newspapers (Canadian Newspaper Association)
Use Find a newspaper for a specific title or browse titles.

CTV (Canadian Television Network)
Links to CTV News programs and local stations, including CITV (Vancouver).

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Covers CBC TV, Radio One and Radio Two, including the CBC News Network and The National.

Global News
Links to both national and local Canadian news sites, including Global BC and Global Okanagan.

United States

CNN 
National and global news from the United States.

PBS: including Online News HourNational Public RadioFrontline and other PBS news broadcasts
Broadcasting and television programming service in the United States.

New York Times 
National and global news from New York City in the United States.

Asia

Aljazeera 
National and global news from the Middle East.

Global Times
National and global news from China.

The Korea Herald
National and global news from South Korea.

Times of India
National and global news from India.

Europe

The Guardian
National and global news from Britain.

BBC News 
National and global news from the United Kingdom.

Deutsche Welle (DW) 
National and global news from Germany.

See more news sites by region:
ABYZ News Links 
Newslink: Newspapers 
OnlineNewspapers.com 

Alternative & independent media sources

Alternative' sources represent perspectives outside of society's mainstream or dominant ideology.

Selected sources:

Briarpatch 
Independent and contemporary magazine with a grassroots perspective.

MediaChannel.org 
Non-commercial and not-for-profit network of media analysis. 

Rabble
Non-profit organization aiming to increase public awareness and informed participation in Canadian media.

ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest 
Independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force.

Vancouver Observer 
Community publishing platform for local people with strong opinions (citizen journalism).

More alternative and independent media sources

Alternative News Sources

 Directories

Looking for information about specific news publications? Use directories to find information about regional editions, the publisher, audience demographics, advertising rates, specialized trade magazines, and (sometimes) circulation figures etc.

Canadian Advertising Rates & Data [online or print]
Covers Canadian print and broadcasting media.

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media [print]
Includes the United States and Canadian news media.

Willings Press Guide [print]
Covers the United Kingdom and International news media.

Ulrich's Periodical Directory 
Bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,00 periodicals of all types academic and scholarly sources.

 Related SFU library guides 

Alternative News Sources
A list of sources of alternative perspectives on topics and events.

Communication 
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Media Literature Reviews 
A guide if you are conducting a literature review of news sources on a certain topic, and need help locating a sample of news sources for your analysis.

Publishing 
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