Newspapers can be an important primary source for historical research, providing a first look at events.
For further newspaper source information see the WSU LibGuide Newspapers and News.
Fulltext newspaper databases may be more difficult to search successfully than article or book databases. Newspaper article headlines are more succinct and publishing practices may be very different depending on the era. Try these tips for searching:
Links to WSU-subscribed newspaper databases and selected freely available digitized newspapers. To find additional digitized newspapers see ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers.
Freely available newspaper databases:
WSU Libraries newspaper databases (requires WSU login):
The WSU Libraries has an extensive collection of historic newspapers on microfilm housed in the Microforms area on the first floor of Holland Library, including newspapers from the Pacific Northwest, the nation, and international newspapers. Some of these newspapers are from smaller or rural towns and have not been digitized (e.g. Eastern Washington newspapers). The best way to identify available newspapers on microfilm is to search the WSU Libraries Catalog for the title of the newspaper. Printers and scanners are available to make copies.
For contemporary newspaper coverage (roughly since 1990) search the WSU Libraries catalog under the name of the newspaper or check large newspaper databases.