As a Texas State student, we’ve probably got the paper you want at the Library or through our online databases. Visit the 3rd floor to read the hardcopy of the newspaper.
We’ve got Texas papers from San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and the Valley. Nationally, we have the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal. Internationally, we have the Financial Times and papers from Germany and India. And that’s just a choice listing. Stop by to browse.
Another option is to read the paper online. We have many papers that you’d have to have a subscription to see the full articles online.
Just go to the Library homepage and click on Research Databases link. At the top of the page, you’ll see the Databases by Type and a link for Newspapers. Scroll through the 24 databases, and if you don’t see the paper you’re looking for there, some good options are Newsbank, Library PressDisplay, InfoTrac, and Factiva.
Another way to check to see if we have access to the newspaper you are looking for is to search the Periodical List for it. Enter in the exact name of the newspaper and if we have it available online (or in print) you will see an entry for it. The links in red with the dates listed beside it are the online access. Make sure it says "to present" for the latest issue. Sometimes online access will be delayed for a period of time.
Here is an entry for the Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition):
Microfilm HG 1 .W2 - 1946 to present
Print Holdings Newspaper Rack, Floor 3 - CURRENT ISSUES
ProQuest Historical Newspapers 1889 - 1992
ABI/INFORM Global 1984 to present
Factiva 1979 to present
Library Press Display digitizes the actual newspaper. Most of the databases offer only the text of the newspaper with images, not the actual look. Here is a sample view from the Library Press Display database (click on the image for a larger view):
If you have any questions about this or any other Periodical, you can ask at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or at the RPM Service Desk on the 3rd floor.
Guy Dore, 3rd Floor Reserve, Periodicals, & Media Assistant.