This is the "Current" page of the "Newspapers" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Newspapers   Tags: newspapers, reference  

Sources of current and historical newspapers available in print, electronically, and on microform through the UW-Madison Libraries and beyond.
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014 URL: Print Guide

Current Print Page

On this Page

This page provides links to licensed databases with full text of US and international newspapers.  Generally, content in these databases is from the last 15-20 years. 

Also on this page are links to free Web sites for aggregated news sources and major dailies. 

In addition, there is information about where and how to find newspapers in print. 

To search for newspaper titles in the libraries' collections, use Find It or the Library Catalog box on this page.


Find It

Locate a newspaper title or article when you have a citation using Find It.

Find It Link


Library Catalog Search

Chronicle of Higher Education


About this Guide

This guide describes sources for current and historical newspapers available in print, electronically, and on microfilm through the UW-Madison Libraries.  These sources are categorized: Current, Historical, Local/Madison, Wisconsin, US, Alternative/Ethnic, and International.

It also includes sources of information useful for identifying, finding, and searching newspapers, such as: newspapers at other institutions; newspaper directories; and newspaper indexes.

Assistance in locating newspapers is available from staff in campus libraries. 

Current Newspaper Databases

Below is a list of databases for finding current newspaper content.  Search these databases by keywords to find specific articles.  Generally, content in these databases was published in the past 15-20 years to date.  Pictures, advertisements, and special sections are often not included.  Click on the i to access a title or source list.

  • Alt-Press Watch  
    1970 to date
    Full text database of newspapers and periodicals from the alternative and independent press focusing on politics, government, art, the environment, labor, and religion.

  • Alternative Press Index
    1991 to date
    Indexes approximately 300 alternative, radical, and left publications that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.
  • Factiva
    Dates vary.
    A source for business and financial news. Provides access to almost 9000 business, trade, and general publications, including same day, full text access to the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post.
  • Informe!  
    1990s to present
    Updated daily
    Includes content of newspapers (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela) from which around 20 to 80 stories/day are provided.
  • International Newstand
    A collection of more than 600 of the world's top newspapers and wire feeds. For nearly all of them, complete articles are available in text format.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    Dates vary.
    International and U.S. newspapers, ethnic and regional news sources, magazines, wire services, newsletters, trade journals, company and industry analyst reports, and broadcast transcripts. Ads, obituaries, graphics typically not included.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    1,520 full-text newspapers. Provides more than 28 million full-text articles. Includes the Wisconsin State Journal, 1997-.

Current Newspapers in Print

Current issues of U.S., Canadian, and international newspapers are available in the Current Periodicals and Newspaper Room, Memorial Library, Room 240 (Where is it?). Issues of U.S. and Canadian newspapers are generally kept for only one week, and issues of international newspapers are generally kept for only 3 months.

Current Periodicals and Newspapers Room staff maintains several paper lists of journals and newspapers to help users of the room locate what they need. Some of those lists are:

  • Alphabetical list of journals and newspapers
  • Journals and newspapers by country of publication
  • Journals and newspapers by primary language

Please note that these lists are only updated once a semester so while they can be helpful, the most up to date information will always be found in the Library Catalog.

Current issues of U.S. and Wisconsin newspapers are also available in the Journalism Reading Room, 2130 Vilas Hall.

Current and historical newspapers are also available at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.

Memorial Reference Staff

Profile Image
Reference Department
Contact Info
Memorial Library
Second Floor, Room 262
Send Email

Ask a Librarian


Need help?

Ask a Librarian logo

Chat requires JavaScript.


or click for more options ...

Current Periodicals & Newspaper Room

The Current Periodicals and Newspaper Room is Room 240 of Memorial Library (Where is it?).

Current issues of U.S. and Canadian newspapers and international newspapers are available there. Issues of U.S. and Canadian newspapers are generally kept for only one week, and issues of international newspapers are generally kept for only 3 months.

Staff are available to provide assistance during Memorial Library hours.


Loading  Loading...