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Accuracy Check Resources: Newspaper Articles

A guide to assist Moritz law journal members with cite-checking article drafts.

OSU Libraries' Newspaper Collection

OSU Libraries' Newspaper Research Guide can help you find newspaper articles in print, electronic, and microform collections.

Finding a Specific Newspaper

If you know the title of the newspaper you are looking for, you can search for it using the OSU Libraries' Catalog or
the Online Journals List.

Online Newspaper Articles

Some newspaper articles are online-only, and do not appear in a print edition. To properly cite these sources, see Bluebook Rule 16.6(f), which indicates that "[o]nline newspapers may be used in place of print newspapers" and that "[p]agination can be included if available but is not necessary."

Factiva contains articles from a variety of newspapers, typically providing the page number at which an article appears. If a newspaper is included in Factiva but the article is not, this is often an indication that the article was online-only and did not appear in the print edition.

Interlibrary Loans

If you can't find a newspaper title in an OSU database, in print, on the web, or on microfilm, try searching OhioLINK and WorldCat [off-campus]. If you locate a newspaper in WorldCat, you can make an interlibrary loan request by completing an orange form at the reference desk. Having a page number for the article is very useful and may be necessary for the library to retrieve the article.

Searching for Newspaper Articles

To locate relevant newspaper articles, search by Publication, Keyword, Date, etc. using the following catalogs:

America's Historical Newspapers: cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers

Chronicling America Search and read newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

NewsBank - Ohio Newspapers [off-campus]: provides full articles from certain Ohio newspapers, including:

  • Akron Beacon Journal (12/29/1984 - Current)
  • Cincinnati Post (04/02/1990 - 12/31/2007)
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer (06/01/1991 - Current)
  • Columbus Dispatch (07/16/1985 - Current)
  • Dayton Daily News (03/01/1990 - Current)
  • Toledo Blade (09/24/1996 - Current)

Factiva [off-campus]: wide coverage of variety of newspapers across country and world

Google Newspaper Archive (new content no longer being added)

Lexis Advance

ProQuest  [off-campus]

Westlaw Edge

Other Newspaper Databases (available through OSU Libraries)

Major National Newspapers

Moritz College of Law is subscribed to the following major national newspapers, which are available in different forms and from multiple sources:

New York Times
Originally founded as the New-York Daily Times in September 1851.

Wall Street Journal
Founded in July 1889, primarily to cover business and financial news.

Washington Post
Founded in December 1877 with a particular emphasis on national politics and the federal government.


The current week's copy of all three major newspapers is available, in print, in the Moritz Reserve Room.