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News Research: Finding the News: Today's

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 all sections of this guide.

Today's News

Newspapers and television news organizations (CNN, MSNBC) have Web sites that offer access to current news, sports, and weather information. Newspaper Web sites offer frequently updated access to the news with additional video and graphic content. The following online news titles are a short list of mainstream, reliable sources.

The Newsstand section on the default home page of Factiva shows the last two weeks of the following news sources—every article, plain text (no graphics)—New York Times, Wall Street Journal (U.S. edition, Europe edition, and Asia edition), Investor’s Business Daily, and the BBC. The Library subscribes to this database, so all Cornell has access.

Financial Times/ is the Financial Times’ name for their online version. It requires a free signup for the pay-walled version. Use the link from this catalog record: All Cornell has access via our Library subscription. The default version is the “International Edition.” The UK Edition is also available online.

New York Times/
The Student Assembly has purchased access for all Cornell undergraduates only. All undergraduate students have received an e-mail with login instructions. Instructions are also here as a PDF: New York Times -- digital access for undergraduates. Other users are limited to 10 articles per month without a personal digital subscription.

Washington Post/
Anyone with a .edu, .gov, or .mil e-mail address can get free, unlimited access to all content, including the blogs. Instructions for signing up using a .edu email address can be found here:

Other reliable, current information sources are linked from the Current Events section of our Current Topics LibGuide.
Note particularly the National Journal and CQ Magazine for coverage of U.S. politics.

Library Press Display:
Full-color, full-text online versions of some major print newspaper titles. Use the Publications by Country menu at left to choose USA, France, etc. More reliable sources are displayed first. Use discretion in picking from these news sources. The last 90 days is available with some exceptions (Chicago Tribune, last 4 days available, for example).