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Finding a NYT front page

Need to find the front page of the New York Times for a given date for an assignment? This document will help!


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Newspaper Databases

  • Farm, Field and Fireside Collection
    The Farm, Field and Fireside Collection is a project of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This collection is a repository of digital facsimiles of historic agricultural newspapers published in the United States. Users can print, download, or e-mail individual articles free of charge.
  • Google News Archive
    Google news archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. In addition to helping you search, News archive search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods.
  • New York Times (1851-2011)
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851-2011) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • New York Times (June 1, 1980-present)
    Use this link to browse and search current issues of New York Times.
  • Newspaper Archives of Cedar Rapids Public Library
    This online database contains more than 665,000 historical newspaper pages from Cedar Rapids. The full-page newspapers, dating back to 1857, are searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, including staff-written articles of the Cedar Rapids Gazette from 8/31/1997 to 4/18/2012. Also features many television and radio news transcripts.
  • Newsstand
    This is your one-stop database for full-text news articles from national, regional and local newspapers. Includes: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Des Moines Register and hundreds of other titles.
  • Regional Business News
    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Browse Specific Issues of New York Times

  • Go to Newsstand.

  • Click Publication on the left top of the screen.

  • Type in New York Times in the search box and click the Search button.

  • Click the title on the results page.

  • Look for Browse specific issues under the search box.  Click on your desired year, month, and finally date (and yes, it is a lot of clicking).

  • Click the article title to see the fulltext.


Off-campus Access

When you are off campus, you will be prompted for a username and password.
Username: K number
Password: EagleNet password


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