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A Guide to News Research: Where to Find News Articles: Searching
All Years

A chronological overview of the major resources for finding the news, both historical and recent, with advice for the news researcher. Formerly called Finding the News. Click on the BLUE TABS below to access each section of this guide.

Using Summon to find newspaper articles

Use Articles & Full Text [also known as Summon] to find newspaper articles through many decades with one quick search. After entering your initial search, limit your results to newspapers by clicking the Newspaper Article checkbox in the Content Type column at left. The results are sorted with the most relevant articles first. Clicking on the drop-down box at upper right on the results page, you can change the sort order to either newest date first or oldest first. Summon links to the online, full text version of the articles using "link resolver" software. Ask us for help if the software does not connect you to the full text.

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Michael Engle
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Cornell University Library

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