Newspapers - Frequently Asked Questions

Remote Access

Access to licensed resources is restricted to members of the University of New Brunswick / St. Thomas University community.

1. How do I search for newspapers?

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2. Who should I contact if I need help searching for a newspaper?

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3. Where are the newspapers located?

Newspapers are located in 4 separate areas depending on their format:

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4. How can I access older newspapers?

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5. May I access the collection at a time outside regular business hours of Mon-Fri?

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6. To which newspapers does the Library currently subscribe?

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7. Where can I find current print copies of newspapers?

Current Periodicals Reading Area, outside the Current Periodicals office on the first floor.

The most current copies of the daily newspapers are kept on the wooden rods in the seating area. Current editions of the weekly newspapers are found near the Seminar Room (Room 109), on shelving. For questions, please check with Grace Martin, in the Periodicals office, (or by phone 506 453 4729, or email).

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8. How long are current newspapers kept in the Current Periodicals Reading area, 1st floor?

Recent editions of print subscriptions are initially kept, typically, the latest edition of weeklies, and the last three months of dailies. If an issue is not present, it may have been transferred to basement storage (HIL-STORN) or replaced by a microfilm copy (HIL-MIC).

See the list of Current Print Subscriptions of Newspapers for retention periods.

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9. Can I access some newspapers online?

Yes. Under the Journals and Newspapers tab, select Newspaper Packages to browse our holdings online, or to search by title to see which papers are available electronically. Browse titles alphabetically by clicking on "More Search Options."

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10. How do I find New Brunswick newspapers to read?

The New Brunswick Newspaper Directory is useful for finding out what titles were published in the province, dates published, extant issues, and who holds copies. There is a paper copy of the Directory at the Microforms student desk and at the Research Help Desk, 1st floor lobby.

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11. How do I find Canadian newspapers to read?

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12. How do I find foreign newspapers to read?

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13. How do I search for articles in newspapers?

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14. What papers are/were published for a geographic area?

Newspaper directories are typically published once a year and give the names of papers being published with circulation numbers, frequency, and names of publishers and editors. Also published are historical directories which give the titles of all papers known to have been published for a certain area, dates of publication, which institutions possess copies, the extent of their holdings, and the physical format. Some include information about the publisher and the paper's editorial policies.

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15. Can I order newspapers or newspaper articles from other libraries?

Yes. If after performing a search in the Library's catalogue, WorldCat, and also checking within the Journals and Newspapers tab, it appears the Library does not hold the title for the dates of interest, students and faculty of UNB and STU may order a copy from another institution through an interlibrary loan.

One option is to place a request for the title of interest while in WorldCat by clicking on the red Request Item link. You will be asked for your ID and password to proceed. Once in the form, to request an article from a paper, indicate the exact date and title. You would normally receive it in electronic form via email. For a date range of a paper, for example March – April, 1945, you would indicate so on the form, and it would normally be received in microfilm format.

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16. Can I take newspapers out of the library?

No. Newspapers in both print and on microfilm are for library use only.

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17. Can I make copies of newspapers?

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