This page contains tips and resources for locating and retrieving newspaper articles that meet Bluebook requirements for citation. In addition to general tips located below, this page contains tips for locating newspaper articles by type:
The LUC Libraries provide full-text access to most major newspapers. This box contains both links to the ones most-often cited by law journal authors and a listing for the full-text newspaper databases for locating the rest. For older newspapers, see the "historical newspapers" section of this guide
Major Newspapers (Current)
Chicago Tribune (1985-present)
Los Angeles Times (1987-present)
New York Times (1980-present)
Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
Washington Post (1977-current)
Major Newspaper Databases
Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers
Factiva (Dow Jones)
Factiva provides national and international content, including the Dow Jones and Reuters newswires, as well as The Wall Street Journal.
ProQuest Newsstand is the online gateway to over 850 international, national, and regional newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post. Over 575 are full-text titles and many with backfiles dating back to the 1980s and 1990s.
Major Historical Newspapers
Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1986)
Full-text and full-image articles published in the Chicago Tribune between 1849-1986
Los Angeles Times Historical (1881-1984)
Provides indexing and full text content to the Los Angeles Times from 1881 through 1984. All sections and articles within the Times are fully viewable including, commentaries, letters to the editor, editorials, entertainment news, radio and television schedules, classified ads, advertisements, photographs, and comics.
New York Times Historical (1851-2007)
NYT Historical provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)
Historical Newspaper Databases
Access Newspaper Archive contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content. This resource also now includes Illinois papers.
Early American Newspapers, Series 1 (1690-1876)
This comprehensive collection provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers of 18th-century America and beyond.
Allows cross-searching of the Chicago Tribune (1890-1985), the Chicago Defender (1905 -1975) the New York Times (1850-2001), the Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), and the American Periodical Series I, II & III (1741-1900).
Digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities. Each issue is reproduced cover to cover.
In addition to the Chicago Tribune, fir which a link appears in the Major Papers section of this Guide, Many other Illinois newspapers are available in full-text online.
Illinois Newspapers (Local & Regional)
Fulltext electronic access to over 90 regional daily and weekly newspapers across Illinois. Advertisements are not included.
Illinois Newspaper Project University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Part of the U.S. Newspaper Program (USNP), a cooperative project to identify, catalog, and preserve the nation's historical newspapers. Includes a web-based searchable database of all newspapers discovered and preserved through the project. All microfilm
Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers.
Factiva provides national and international content, including the Dow Jones and Reuters newswires, as well as The Wall Street Journal. It provides timely information from financial quotes, market data, newspapers, companies and industry news. Users can conduct in-depth research on companies, industries and regional affairs. There are 22 language interfaces and over 100 countries with multilingual content from more than 8,000 sources.