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News Research

This guide details the library's print and electronic newspaper holdings and identifies major Internet sources of news articles.


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Wire Services

The Associated Press (AP), Bloomberg and Reuters are just a few of the major wire services which provide articles to newspapers around the country and the world. When citing to any news wire article, it is best to cite to its publication in a prominent newspaper, such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, etc. so that other researchers can more easily retrieve a copy of the article. For example, if you find an AP wire service article in the Raleigh News and Observer, try searching in the New York Times or Washington Post to see if that publication also ran a version of the article and cite to that source if available. The title may not be exactly the same, but the author and subject should be easily searchable.

Bloomberg Law - access to this proprietary wire service is available to all members of the Georgetown Law community be e-mailing our Bloomberg representative..

Internet Newspaper Links

Virtually every newspaper maintains its own website with an archives of back issues on the web. However, some articles from the print version of a newspaper have been edited and/or may not be included in the online archives and many archives charge for retrieving individual articles. The following internet sites link to various newspapers published throughout the U.S., as well as internationally.

Google News - Search and browse 4500 news sources continuously updated

Internet Public Library - Scan through states and countries to link directly to newspapers