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Newspapers and other News Resources

Find current and historical news from newspapers and news sources from around the world.

How can I find New York Times articles for the day I was born?

1.  Go to: Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index Database

2.  Select the Publications tab


3.  Click on the title of the newspaper that corresponds to the date range in which your birthday falls. For most people this will be option  #3. 


4. Select your birth year, month, and date from the drop down menus. Click on 'View Issue.'


5. On the results page, you will see that day's articles listed alphabetically by title, beginning with the front page. There are three different ways to view an article: full text, full text-PDF, and page view-PDF.

If you click on 'Full text' under an article, you can view just the text:


'Full text - PDF' will show you the article as it appeared in the print paper:


'Page view - PDF' will display the entire page as it appear in the paper, and allow you to view every page in that issue by click on the advance button on:



New York Times (1999, Jan 01). New York Times newspaper cover [file]. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2007) with Index (1851-1993).

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