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News Resources: Newspapers in Original Format


Newspaper articles available through subscription databases often remove graphics and photos originally published with the article.  And for many research purposes that's okay. 

However, sometimes the original layout, graphs, and charts are important to your research.  This page gives examples of ways to get online access to original articles for free or greatly discounted rates.



pressdisplay database

PressDisplay features a variety of online newspapers from around the world. Newspapers can be viewed in their "true" page layout including photographs, advertisements and other images, or in a text-based view. Some newspapers have an "interactive radio" option to hear the stories being read aloud.

Please note: this database has access for 3 simultaneous users only.
Be sure to LOG OUT when finished so that others can use this resource.

Washington Post

Students can sign up for a full online subscription for free!

Boston Globe

News stories published by the Boston Globe are available through two websites:

  • is their subscription site, provides the full content of their news articles, and requires a subscription.
  • is free, runs a lot more ads, and only posts a limited number of the total news published by the Boston Globe.

Some articles may be accessed for free when coming from search results or social media sites such as Facebook.  A Poynter article from 2011 has the details of the launch of the subscription site, and most of the information is still accurate.

There is an educational discount to full content for college students.
Students will need to subscribe through the Campus Discount page:

Los Angeles Times

No educational discounts, but any computer is allowed to access 10 articles in a 30-day period for free.

  • Returning to the same article does not count an additional.
  • Click-throughs from social media sites do count toward that limit.

**If you only need the original format of the article and do not need the functionality of being able to click embedded links, Brandeis does have access to the Los Angeles Times through a unique news vendor called PressDisplay, which scans the printed paper full-page spreads into high-quality PDFs.**

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