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Home Research Newspapers


NDSU only subscribes to a limited number of print newspapers - the most current issues can be found near the Reference Desk in the Main Library: The Fargo Forum and Le MondeThe Star Tribune can be accessed online through the catalog.

Below are a wide variety of online sources for news articles including archives of older newspapers that can serve as primary resources when doing research.

Databases for searching Newspapers

  • Access World News (Newsbank)
    Over 11,000 sources and 25+ ND local sources, this resource contains a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.
  • Google News Search Archive
    News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives.
  • U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest)
    A full-text newspaper database that includes access to national and leading regional papers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, Boston Globe, Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, and Washington Post. Also includes the Star Tribune
  • Regional Business News
    A database containing the full text of more than 50 regional business newspapers.
  • Spectrum Archives, 1896-1961 [Full-text]
    The Spectrum is the student newspaper of North Dakota State University. This database is full-text searchable. Digitization of additional issues is currently in progress.
  • Library of Congress, Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers
    American historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and U.S. Newspaper Directory for American newspapers published between 1690-present. Joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Online Newspaper Indexes

  • Fargo Forum Newspaper Index, 1879-1995
    Index to selected articles published in the Fargo Forum and its predesessors, mostly pertaining to North Dakota and Western Minnesota. Produced by NDSU Libraries, and the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies.
  • Spectrum Index
    Index to The Spectrum, a student newspaper of North Dakota State University for the years 1896 through 1927 and 1938 to present. Produced by the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies and University Archives.
  • The Record Index
    An index to the Record, a historical magazine that was published at Fargo, N.D. from 1895 to 1905 by Col. C.A. Lounsberry. Produced by the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies and University Archives.

Directory of Regional Newspapers


Last updated: 2/1/2021