Newspapers - Frequently Asked Questions

Remote Access

Access to licensed resources is restricted to members of the University of New Brunswick / St. Thomas University community.

1. How do I search for newspapers?

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2. Who should I contact if I need help searching for a newspaper?

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3. Where are the newspapers located?

Newspapers are located in 4 separate areas depending on their format:

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4. May I access the collection at a time outside regular business hours of Mon-Fri?

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5. To which current newspapers does the Library subscribe?

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6. Where can I find current print copies of newspapers?

Current Periodicals area, outside the Current Periodicals office on the first floor.

For questions, please check with Grace Martin, in the Periodicals office (Room 109), (or by phone 506 453 4729, or email).

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7. How long are current newspapers kept in the Current Periodicals area, 1st floor?

We typically retain recent editions of print subscriptions, one year for weeklies, and the last six months of dailies. If an issue is not present, it may have been transferred to storage (HIL-STORN) or replaced by a microfilm copy (HIL-MIC).

See the list of Current Print Subscriptions of Newspapers for retention periods.

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8. How do I find New Brunswick newspapers?

The New Brunswick Newspaper Directory is useful for finding out what titles were published in the province, dates published, extant issues, and who holds copies. There is a paper copy of the Directory at the Microforms Help Desk (Basement) and at the Research Help Desk, 1st floor lobby. (This is also available online via the New Brunswick Provincial Archives website.)

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9. How do I search for articles in newspapers?

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10. What papers are/were published for a geographic area?

Newspaper directories are typically published annually and list newspapers with circulation numbers, frequency, and names of publishers and editors. Historical directories give the titles of all papers known to have been published for a certain area, dates of publication, which institutions possess copies, the extent of their holdings, and the physical format. Some include information about the publisher and the paper's editorial policies.

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11. Can I order newspapers or newspaper articles from other libraries?

Yes. If after performing a search in the Library's catalogue, WorldCat, and also checking within the Journals and Newspapers tab, it appears the Library does not hold the title for the dates of interest, students and faculty of UNB and STU may order a copy from another institution through document delivery.

Individual article requests must specify the date, title and page number, and are usually sent as page scans. Requests for date ranges of a newspaper must specify the precise date, and are usually sent on microfilm.

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12. Can I take newspapers out of the library?

No. Newspapers in both print and on microfilm are for library use only.

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13. Can I make copies of newspapers?

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