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Search for newspapers and magazines at CSUSM and online.

Introduction to Searching for News

Newspapers can be used to help build your understanding of your research topic.  The CSUSM Library has access to different types of newspapers, including:

  • Current News
  • Historical News
  • Local News
  • Business News
  • Foreign Language News
  • Longform Journalism

Use the tabs on the left access the resources mentioned above. Please review the tips below for the best way to structure your search in a newspaper database and view the video on how to do a newspaper article search in the Proquest NewsStream Database.

Search Tips

Tips Examples
Use keywords, not long search phrases

Instead of searching for "How do risk assessments impact racial biases in the justice system?" break down your search into the main keywords:

pretrial risk assessment, racial bias, justice system

To get more focused results:

Use quotation marks (" ") to keep phrases together

Use AND to combine different keywords

"pretrial risk assessment" AND discrimination

To get broader results:

Use OR to combine similar/associated keywords

Truncate words that have a variety of endings with a *

("racial bias" or discrimination) AND "pretrial risk assessment")



racis* = racism, racist 

Look for ways to limit your search in the database using the Advanced Search mode

You can often limit by type of article (editorial, front page) & year of publication

Using ProQuest Newsstream