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Newspapers and News Media

--  PressReader ​ (last 3 mos)

-- Gale NYT  1985+
-- NYT (1851- 2014)
-- Nexis Uni 1980+

The United States ranks
45thout of 180 countries
2018 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX RANK

Most frequently requested


Additional availability:

  • Traditional microfilm  from 1857-2009 is available on site only. (NOTE: Arranged by title)
  • Online through various sources, varying years and coverage; see BULSearch, searching "New York Times" for the complete list.
  • In print in the Current Periodicals area (across from Circulation) and Reserve for the last 3 months, arranged by newspaper name.

    **As of Aug. 2016. Additional year of content added annually 

>> Does the library have a current online subscription?

Many newspaper publishers are heavily promoting individual subscriptions, and the cost of institutional access for an institution of BU's size is prohibitive under this model. However, the New York Times offers individual student subscriptions for a semester at a very low rate ($1/week); far less than the cost of an average textbook.


Additional availability:

  • Traditional microfilm  from 1944-2009 is available on site only. (NOTE: Arranged by title; called "Boston Daily Globe" for years 1944-1960.)
  • Online through various sources, varying years and coverage; see BULSearch, searching "Boston Globe" for the complete list.
  • In print in the Current Periodicals area (across from Circulation) and Reserve for the last 3 months, arranged by newspaper name.

    **As of Aug. 2016. Additional year of content added annually 

>> Does the library have a current online subscription?

Many newspaper publishers are heavily promoting individual subscriptions, and the cost of institutional access for an institution of BU's size is prohibitive under this model. However, most newspaper publishers now offer individual student subscriptions for a semester at a very low rate; less than the cost of an average textbook.


Additional availability:

  • Traditional microfilm  from June 19 1972+ is available on site only, arranged by newspaper title.
    (Please note that the Boston Herald was the Record American and Herald Traveler in 1972; and the Boston Herald American from 1973-1982.)

  • While we don't subscribe to the online archive, the Boston Herald does provide free search capabilities on their website on their Archives page from July 26th, 1991 to the present. The results list for your search will display the headline and the publication date, which is sufficient information to then locate the article in the microfilm archives noted above.
  • The Current Periodicals area (across from Circulation) and Reserves have the print copy for the last 3 months, arranged by newspaper name.
Doesn't BU have the Boston Herald Morgue?
The Pickering Educational Resources Library maintains a collection of newspaper clippings, which up until 1972 belonged to the Boston Herald. The clippings are from a variety of Boston newspapers, dating from the late 1800s to the early 1980s. The clippings are filed by subject and name. The files containing clippings on other subjects are stored in file cabinets and boxes in the Peter Fuller building on Commonwealth Avenue. This collection is available for use by the general public and by the Boston University community. To gain access to the part of the collection that is stored in Fuller, please contact the Pickering Library @ (617) 353-3734 or visit the library for assistance.  The education librarian, Dan Benedetti, can also be contacted directly to answer questions or to schedule more in-depth research consultations.

 

The Wall Street Journal has separate, regional editions.


Additional availability:

  • Traditional microfilm  from 1959-2009 is available on site only. (NOTE: Arranged by title)
  • In print in the Current Periodicals area (across from Circulation) and Reserve for the last 3 months, arranged by newspaper name.

>> Does the library have a current online subscription?

Many newspaper publishers are heavily promoting individual subscriptions, and the cost of institutional access for an institution of BU's size is prohibitive under this model. However, most newspaper publishers now offer individual student subscriptions for a semester at a very low rate; less than the cost of an average textbook. The Wall Street Journal currently offers a personal student subscription @ $15 for 15 weeks.


Additional availability:

  • Recent issues of five newspapers are kept on Reserve in Mugar Memorial Library until they are replaced by microfilm. All issues of The Washington Post are kept on Reserve; the current week's issues of the other papers are kept in the Current Periodicals Area, and older issues are on Reserve.
  •  The Washington Post provides free search capabilities on their website on their Archives page from 1877 to the present.  Researchers off-campus (non-affiliates or alums) can identify articles of interest, note the headline and date, and find the corresponding articles in our on-site archives.

>> Does the library have a current online subscription?

Many newspaper publishers are heavily promoting individual subscriptions, and the cost of institutional access for an institution of BU's size is prohibitive under this model. However, the Washington Post offers students and educators with a valid  .edu email address free online access upon registration at https://subscribe.washingtonpost.com/specialoffer/#/gov-mil-edu .

       Mugar Microforms:  MFILM Library Has 1785-2012 AUG 31+   

       
 
The Sunday Times (London) is available separately from the Times of London:

  •   Mugar Microforms:  MFILM Library Has 1967-2012 JULY+
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News databases (search current content by keyword)

       

Finding Newspapers by Title

  •     Try searching BU Libraries Search by newspaper name; in addition to individual subscriptions, some newspapers that are part of larger collections are listed there.
    Unfortunately, searching by keyword will not locate most newspaper articles.


     
  •     WorldCat Discovery will help you identify regional newspaper collections by newspaper title, which may be available (usually as microfilm reels) through Interlibrary loan.

Librarian

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Susan Wishinsky
 
Contact:
susanw@bu.edu
Mugar Memorial Library
Bibliographic Services
771 Commonwealth Ave.