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How Do I Find News?

A guide to news sources.

Canadian Newspapers Online

Canadian Newspapers - Online

  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database (CBCA), 1980s to 2001; varies by title
    Provides indexing for 8 Canadian newspapers.
     
  • 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
    Search and read plain-text articles from national and local newspapers in Canada.
    • Find specific newspapers by using the Source section on the Free-Text Search screen. Try the Select Source Category drop-down menu and select By Region or By Title A-Z. 
    • Select the News Pages tab > Factiva Pages and pick Canada from the drop-menu to browse the most recent two weeks of several popular Canadian newspapers such as The Globe & Mail, National Post, Hamilton Spectator and Toronto Star.
       
  • Nexis Uni, 1980s to the present; varies by title
    Search and read plain-text articles from national and local newspapers in Canada.
    • Find specific newspapers by selecting All Sources from the drop-down Menu list (top of screen) or go to the Guided Search task pods on the Nexis Uni home page > choose A Publication in the What are you interested in? box. > type a newspaper title in the Find Publication box and choose a title from the wordwheel selections displayed > click Search
       
  • ProQuest News and Newspapers, 1840s to 2020s; varies by title
    ​Search the full-text (full page and article images in PDF) of the following 5 Canadian newspapers simultaneously or individually.
    • The Globe and Mail, 1844 to 4 years ago
    • Montreal Gazette, January 2, 1857 to 3 months ago
    • National Post, January 1, 2011 to 3 months ago
    • Toronto Star, January 2, 1894 to 3 months ago
    • Vancouver Sun, January 1, 2011 to 3 months ago
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