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Use these electronic indexes to find articles in newspapers and newsmagazines.

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  1. Full-text of current issues of newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. Includes thousands of newspapers in over 40 languages from Canada and internationally. A rolling back file of coverage varies with each newspaper ranging from 3 days to 2 months.
  2. Full text access to major Canadian daily newspapers (such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, The Gazette (Montreal), and Vancouver Sun) as well as small market newspapers and weeklies published in Canada.
  3. International news coverage, business news, legal cases and law reports from early 1970's to present. Content is strongly American with significant coverage of Canadian and international topics.
  4. Factiva provides a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, and company reports. The global range of publications provides both local insight and international perspective on business issues and current events especially with regard to current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.
  5. In-depth reports and opinion pieces on under-reported Canadian stories in the areas of climate change, energy, politics, the natural world, and related societal issues.
  6. Search within the Vancouver Public Librarys collection for documents and facts on British Columbian history from August 1998 to present. Includes: book chapters or excerpts; articles in small and local news sources (e.g. magazines, newsletters & newspapers); uncatalogued material and pamphlets.
  7. Selective index to newspapers and magazines published in British Columbia.
  8. A monthly digest of worldwide political and economic affairs. Keesing culls political, economic and social events into concise, detailed reports. Coverage up to 2015.
  9. Covers hundreds of general-interest and specialised magazines from the US and Canada. Includes some full-text access, and many more citations and abstracts.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Alternative, radical, and Left publications which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change. Includes both popular media publications and peer-reviewed journals.
  3. Digitized versions of historical community newspapers from around the province of British Columbia from 1865 to 1994. Titles include: The Abbotsford Post, Agassiz Record, Cassiar News, District Ledger (Fernie), Echo (Duncan), Grand Forks Miner, Nelsen Weekly Miner, Queen Charlotte Islander, Similkameen Star and many others.
  4. The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) collects resources in four major domains: News, Law & Government Information, Science Technology & Engineering, and the History and Economics of Agriculture. Print and digital resources from the CRL collection are available to member institutions through electronic delivery (look for links in the CRL catalog) or through Inter- library loan. SFU Library is a CRL member.
  5. Published in Vancouver, British Columbia daily from 1914 to 1992, the Chinese Times covered both local information and news about China and Asia generally. As the longest-running newspaper in the largest Chinese community in Canada, it was uniquely situated to reflect the adaptation of immigrants to Canada. This collection contains issues dating from 1915-1992.
  6. British journalism since 1896, covering international events, people, places, politics, business news, opinion and debate, entertainment, and advertising. Full page images with optical character recognition to render the text on the pages searchable, including the Atlantic Edition (1923-1931) and Special Issues.
  7. The FBIS monitored, recorded, transcribed and translated intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. These translations, or transcriptions make up the Daily Reports. The FBIS was created during World War II and is now under the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States.
  8. Historical newspapers primarly from the United Kingdom and the United States. Covers 17th to 19th century newspapers as well as the 20th century. Includes some significant titles such as: the Daily Mail, the Economist, Financial Times, Illustrated London News, the Independent, Liberty Magazine, the Listener, Picture Post, Punch, the Sunday Times, The Times (of London), and the Times Literary Supplement.
  9. Full-text of the Globe and Mail newspaper from 1844 to three years ago. Covers major news and events in Canada and around the world. Includes images, advertisements, cartoons, classified ads, birth and death notices, and full content of the Report on Business section.
  10. Complete contents of the U.S.-based Harper's Magazine from 1850 to the present. Includes essays, cultural and political commentary, original fiction, poetry and images, selections of notable statistics, and brief reprints of unusual, controversial or illuminating writings to serve as readings in contemporary society.
  11. Includes the Washington Post (1877 - 1990); Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1989); New York Times (1851 - 36 month embargo)
  12. Regarded as the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, the Illustrated London News is a pictorial chronicle of Britain and world events. It covered news of war, disasters, ceremonies, politics, sports, travel, transportation, science and medicine and even fashion. Every page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable.
  13. A set of digitized newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by alternative presses during the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Independent Voices provides access to the powerful voices of feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Latinos, gays, lesbians and more.
    The full collection is available to funding libraries during the funding/digitization campaign (through December 2018), Simon Fraser University is a funding library. The collection will become open access in January 2019.

    A limited number of publications are open access for public viewing now.

  14. Bibliographic references, with external links to full text where available, for European and American periodicals, books, newspapers, and government publications published in the 19th century.
  15. The official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China and China's most authoritative newspaper. Coverage is from May 1946 to present.
  16. Full-text access to The Guardian (U.K.-based; from 2010), the Vancouver Sun (2011) and the Victoria Times Colonist (from 2011). Searchable by specific dates. Digitized microfilm is useful for seeing a full newspaper page as it was in the original printed copy.
  17. Full-text of the New York Times newspaper from its inception in 1851 to four years ago. Contains full-page images of each issue.
  18. Also known as the "The London Times" or "The Times of London" this is a digital reproduction of The Times newspaper with a 6-year embargo on current content. It also includes its predecessor The Universal Daily Register (1785-1788). The world's oldest continuously published newspaper, the Times contains extensive national (UK) and international news coverage, UK parliamentary reports, commentary, and editorial opinions. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements, and illustrations/photos.
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