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Journal Subciting Guide: Finding a Newspaper Article

Searching the catalogs and requesting items from other libraries

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It is very common for authors to cite news articles they find online through major (and not so major) news outlets. It is also fairly common for the hyperlinks they provide to break or to lead to "paywalled" material. 

Students have access to a HUGE amount of newspaper articles, both from online-only source and reproduction from the print, in our online databases.

If (a) you don't have a hyperlink and need to find the source or (b) you hit a paywall, try the following:

1. For older (pre-1970s) newspapers, try the journal search in the catalog. See the Journal Search tab for more on using that part of the catalog.

2. For newer (1980s-present) newspapers, use LEXIS or WESTLAW.

In LEXIS

Under the CONTENT tab select News (don't use legal news unless it is a legal news source. Standard newspaper that cover legal topics are under NEWS):

In WESTLAW, go to the bottom section of the mains creen under Specialty Areas and find News:

3. If you cannot locate the article in LEXIS or WESTLAW, it may still be available in another databases. See our full newspaper database guide here: https://guides.lib.fsu.edu/newspapers

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