Newspaper archives provide a rich source of information on current events (history in the making) and historical events. Newspapers or wire services provide coverage of local and regional news, including specific information about business, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and the people in the community.
Barret Library provides access to newspapers in several formats: print (paper), microfilm, and online. Some newspapers are available in all three formats.

Current Issues of Newspapers

The Library subscribes to a number of newspapers, although we keep back issues of most for only a short time because they become available online.  These are our print newspaper subscriptions as of March 2010:

  • Asian Wall Street Journal
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Birmingham News
  • China Post
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Collierville Herald
  • Commercial Appeal
  • Guardian Weekly
  • Izvestiia (online only starting in 2010)
  • Literaturna´i`a gazeta (online only starting in 2008)
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • Moscow News Weekly (online only starting in 2008)
  • New York Times
  • Tennessean
  • Times Picayune
  • Tri-State Defender
  • USA Today
  • Village Voice
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Die Zeit

Newspapers in Digital Collections

Lexis-Nexis News Search provides access to full text news articles from thousands of U.S. and international sources, including "national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources".  Coverage varies by title, but many titles date back to the 1980s.

Newsbank is a comprehensive, full-text news resource consisting of more than 500 regional, national, and international newspaper and newswire services." This link also accesses the NewsBank Academic Library Collection, Global Newsbank, Newsbank Retrospective, and several individual newspaper titles including digital image editions of Die Welt, El Pais, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, and the New York Times.

The Online Catalog lists all the newspapers for which we have a print or online subscription.  To search for a newspaper:

  • type the newspaper title in the quick search form
  • In the pull down menu select periodical title
  • Click Search.


Searching for the New York Times produces a list of entries.  The two entries below relate to the daily newspaper.  Entry #4 is the record of our holdings of the New York Times on microfilm (see Microforms to use the microfilm version) and entry #5 is the link to the online version.  To access the online version, click on URL located in the lower right corner of the record.


If the Rhodes College Library doesn′t own the newspaper you need, you can request that we obtain specific articles for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan (login required).