North American Newspapers Collection
Library Subject Collection
subject description and guidelines
Olin Library collects selected newspapers published in the United States and Canada in these formats: print, microfilm, and online (plain text, HTML, PDF, and streaming multimedia).
Cornell faculty, students, and staff are the primary constituency for this collection.
Current news sources are covered at a level suitable for general use. Archival copies are maintained for major national and some regional newspapers in the U.S. Some news aggregator databases provide limited archival access to news content of smaller cities and towns.
Titles published in North America (the United States and Canada). Online versions of some newspapers that are embedded in news aggregators subscribed to on North American newspapers funds (Access World News, LexisNexis Academic, PressDisplay.com, Access Newspaper Archive) contain titles from outside North America.
The library collects currently published titles and archival copies of those titles. We maintain existing collections of ceased or cancelled titles, primarily in microfilm format.
News titles for specific subjects (business, science, education, religious, and book review titles, for example) are the responsibility of selectors in those areas.
News content is collected or purchased for access in print, microform, and online (plain text, HTML, PDF, still image, and streaming multimedia) formats. The collection is characterized by an increasing emphasis on online versions. I am phasing out print versions of current newspapers. Some microfilm titles have been cancelled over the past few years.