While recent newspaper articles are reasonably easy to find (give or take a paywall), older newspaper articles can be a bit more challenging to locate.
If a newspaper article you are looking for is not available through the paper’s website, the following resources may be useful in tracking articles down:
- The newspaper resources offered by your public library.
- Check out your local university’s publicly available databases; you may find resources akin to UBC’s B.C. Historical Newspapers database.
- Google News Archives Search – this provides access to archives of newspapers, both scanned and text-based. Searching is free, but there may be a charge to access the full text.
- Lexis Advance Quicklaw – LAQ offers access to a number of newspaper titles although access will depend on your subscription
- Library and Archives Canada’s Canadian News Online – this provides links to “a sampling of news resources” including historical newspapers.
- Newspapers.com from Ancestry – this provides access to scanned newspapers covering the 1700s-2000s. While searching is free, you will need an account to see the results.