News and Newspapers

Use these resources to find and read newspapers and news stories online.

We also have current newspapers available in the reading room and many older issues of newspapers available on microfilm, including the entire run of the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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Free With BPL ECard 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of ‘news’ and ‘newspapers’ and the “free press”, totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles.

  • 1 million newspaper pages
  • Newspapers, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, proclamations
  • The most comprehensive collection of early English newspapers
  • Titles from London, British Isles, and colonies

Provided by the Boston Public Library and available for free with a BPL eCard. Individuals who live in, own property in, or commute to work in Massachusetts may register for an eCard.

Free With Forbes Card America’s Obituaries & Death Notices

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices contains news articles from 3,605 Sources and 53 States and Territories.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Free State Wide Boston Globe

Indexing and full text articles from the Boston newspaper. From 1980-current.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free Anywhere Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Free With Forbes Card Daily Hampshire Gazette

1/3/1994 to current. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Daily Hampshire Gazette. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Free State Wide Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these includes an overview, unique “perspectives” articles, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free Anywhere Google Newspaper Archive

A discontinued project by Google to scan and index historic newspapers, the Google News Archive is still available and a great resource which makes many difficult to find newspapers available freely online.

Free State Wide InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free With Forbes Card National Geographic

National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) supports a range of research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. Includes People, Animals, and the World and the National Geographic magazine archive 1888 – Present.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Free State Wide New York Times

Full-text of The New York Times from 1995- as a standalone file (also included in Academic OneFile).

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free With Forbes Card NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from over 2,000 sources.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Free With Forbes Card Republican (Springfield, MA)

Full text and indexing of the Springfield, MA newspaper. From 1988-Current.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Free With BPL ECard Zinio Digital Magazines

Check out current issues of popular magazines in English or Spanish to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Provided by the Boston Public Library and available for free with a BPL eCard. Individuals who live in, own property in, or commute to work in Massachusetts may register for an eCard.