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Ethics and Public Policy: Selected Resources: The Press

Why Newspapers?

Newspapers allow you to keep up with current issues and events. You can also use historical newspapers to find out how issues and events were reported during a specific time in history.

Getting the News

Today's News

Many newspapers allow you to register and receive free access to at least a portion of that day's published articles.

Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Star-Ledger

Contemporary Accounts

Access World News
Access to the full text of over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers. Full-text access to the Newark Star-Ledger is available from 1989 to the present. Restricted Access
Factiva
Full text of many of the world's important newspapers, including the current New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Restricted Access

Historical Accounts

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Combined Search
Search and display the full image of articles published in six historical newspapers: the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the New York Times (1851- three years prior to the current year), the Philadelphia Inquirer (November 7, 1860 – December 31, 2001), the Pittsburgh Gazette (August 29, 1786 – December 31, 2003), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1999), and the Washington Post(1877-2000). Rutgers-restricted Access

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