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A Guide to Newspapers

Key Resources

CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly), 1980s to current; varies by title

  • Provides indexing and selected full-text for approximately 200 Canadian newspapers, most of which are local or regional news titles published by Torstar.

Factiva, 1980s to the present; varies by title

  • Provides indexing and selected full-text for approximately 2,500 news sources worldwide.

LexisNexis Academic, 1980s to the present; varies by title

  • Provides indexing and selected full-text for approximately 350 newspapers worldwide.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm, 2008 to the present; varies by title; usually a 3 month lag for most recent issues

  • Browse full-image issues of 7 North American newspapers: Montreal Gazette, National Post, New York Times, Toronto Star, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Vancouver Sun.

ProQuest News and Newspapers, 1840s to 2010s; varies by title

  • Search the full-text of 4 newspapers simultaneously, Globe & Mail, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Provides full page and article images (PDF).