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This guide will help you identify both contemporary and historical newspapers for your research.

Library Access to Newspapers

The library provides access to local, national, and international news through a variety of subscriptions and options. To determine your access options for a particular newspaper, search the title in the library's catalog, OneSearch.

For access to local newspapers, such as the Press Democrat, San Francisco Chronicle, or Sacramento Bee, visit the library's subscription to California Newspaper Collection.

For access to national and international newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, visit the library's subscription to Global Newsstream.

The library also pays for Sonoma State University students, faculty, and staff to create a free pass to the New York Times! To learn how to create your free pass, visit the library's FAQ, 'How do I access the New York Times?'

If you have any further questions, please ask a librarian.

Commonly Requested Newspapers

New York Times Academic Pass

The University Library is pleased to offer free access to the New York Times for SSU students, faculty, and staff. 

To activate your free pass, visit Search for Sonoma State University, then register with your email address. You MUST use your email address to register

If you already have an account using your email address, you can login with that account and link your academic pass to your existing account. 

If you already have a paid subscription with your email address, you'll need to cancel your existing subscription before registering for an academic pass. 

Students will have access through December of their graduating year. Faculty will need to re-register every four years. The subscription does not include access to NYT Cooking, NYT Games, or Wirecutter. 

New York Times content is also included in ProQuest Global Newsstream. 


Specialty News Databases