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National Newspapers Core
This database's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
New York Times (1980-Current)
Comprehensive digital coverage back to 1980 is available for this internationally renowned U.S. newspaper through the ProQuest database. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences. The paper's reporters have won scores of Pulitzer Prizes throughout the publication's 150-year history.
The Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available from the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest database.
The Washington Post (1987-Current)
Comprehensive coverage back to 1987 is available for one of America's most respected newspapers through the ProQuest database. The Washington Post is well known for not only in-depth news and analysis of American politics but also insightful coverage of national and international trends and events. The paper's popularity is evinced by the fact that it is read by more than a million people worldwide.
Washington State Newsstand
Local and regional news from the following Washington state newspapers: The Columbian, The Daily News, Eastside Journal, The Herald, Journal of Business, Mercer Island Reporter, The News Tribune, Peninsula Daily News, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Post - Intelligencer, Seattle Times,, South County Journal, Spokesman Review, The Sun, Tri - City Herald, Valley Daily News, Wenatchee World, and the Yakima Herald - Republic.
Western Newsstand
ProQuest Western Newsstand provides access to leading newspapers from the Western Region of the United States including the states of CA, AZ, WA, OR, AK, HI, MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO and NM.

Note: Access to these databases requires the entire barcode number from your library card and your pin number. Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you are not able to log in with this information, please call us at 360.442.5300. These databases are also accessible to the public (cardholding and otherwise) via the two database computers located near the Reference Desk on the Main Floor.

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