North American Newspapers in Olin Library
Subject Description and GuidelinesOlin Library collects selected newspapers published in the United States and Canada in these formats: print, microfilm, and online (plain text, HTML, PDF, and streaming multimedia).
ConstituenciesCornell faculty, students, and staff are the primary constituency for this collection.
Current news sources are covered at a level suitable for general use. Archival copies are maintained for major national and some regional newspapers in the U.S. Some news aggregator databases proved limited archival access to news content of smaller cities and towns.
General | Collection level
Primarily titles published in North America (the United States and Canada). Online versions of some newspapers are embedded in news aggregators (Access World News, LexisNexis Academic, PressDisplay.com, Access Newspaper Archive) that contain titles from outside North America.
The collection is primarily in English. The international newspapers included in some news aggregators are published in primarily Western European languages.
The library collects currently published titles and archival copies of those titles. We maintain existing collections of ceased or cancelled titles, primarily in microfilm format.
News titles for specific subjects (business, science, education, religious, and book review titles, for example) are the responsibility of selectors in those areas.
News content is collected in print, microform, and online (plain text, HTML, PDF, still image, and streaming multimedia) formats. The collection is characterized by an increasing emphasis on online versions. I am phasing out print versions of current newspapers. Some microfilm titles have been cancelled over the past few years.
Olin Library | library
Public information on the North American newspaper collections:News Aggregator Databases
Finding the News
International Newspaper Indexes in Olin Library
U.S. Newspaper Indexes in Olin Library
News Research Guides
Michael Engle | Olin and Uris Libraries Reference Librarian
April 4, 2011