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Michigan State University

JRN 804: Journalism Studies Seminar

Find a specific newspaper by title (online)

Use the E-Journals search to search for specific newspapers by title in electronic format.

Interpreting search results

Search results include all databases with this newspaper. Available dates for the newspaper differ by database. Make sure to select the database that has the dates you need. 

Some papers have multiple editions listed next to the title (print vs online; eastern edition vs central). Make sure to select the correct one. 

Scroll down the results list if you do not see the paper you are looking for. There may be different papers with the same title or the paper may have changed names over time. The place of publication is usually listed and can help determine which is the paper you are looking for.

For example 2010-2020 issues of Washington Post are available in at least three different databases: Factiva, US Newsstream or Proquest Digital.

Searching a specific title in Factiva

To search specific newspapers, newswires or transcripts in Factiva, click on Search or Search Builder.

factiva search button


Click Source in the left column to expand the section.

Enter the name of the publication you want to search (eg Washington Post, ABC News, etc.). If there are multiple matching options, the i icon will give more information including dates of coverage. 

Click once on the title in the results list to add it to the search. Add more sources by repeating these steps. 

searching and selecting a source

To remove a source, click the arrow next to a source name.

removing a source


Enter your free text terms in the upper box. Specify your date range in the drop down box.

Click on the Search button.

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