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Finding newspaper articles online

You can find newspaper articles by searching through simple or multiple newspapers in our subscription databases.

You can also choose 'News articles' from the options above the catalogue search box.

Limit your search to a particular paper by entering their ISSN (International Standard Serial Number, see below for a list of major titles and their ISSNs) plus your search terms, or choose one of the featured newspaper searches.

Note: through this search, articles contain text only, no pictures, advertisements or personal notices. 

To find articles on a topic in a single paper – for example: Adani in The Courier Mail (Brisbane) (2001–) ISSN 1322-5235, type in '1322-5235 Adani'. 

Accessing newspaper articles online

Inside the Library

From your list of results, choose a 'Full text available online' link. A new window or tab will open to the article.

Outside the Library

You can access the full text from home if you are a registered State Library member living in Victoria. When you click one of the links to open your article, sign in using your State Library details and agree to the conditions of access.

Our research guide on how to find items in newspapers will give you more tips.

More to explore

Featured Newspapers ISSNs

Australian major daily newspapers

  • The Advertiser (Adelaide) (1996-) 1039-4192
  • The Age (1991-) 0312-6307
  • The Australian Financial Review (2013-) 0404-2018
  • The Australian (1996-) 1038-8761
  • The Courier Mail (Brisbane) (2001-) 1322-5235
  • The Daily Telegraph (2001-) 1836-0203
  • Herald Sun (2001-) 1038-3433
  • The Mercury (Hobart) (1996-2004, 2009-) 1039-9992
  • Sydney Morning Herald (1996- ) 0312-6315

Australian Sunday newspapers 

  • Sun Herald (Sydney) (1987-) 1323-1987
  • Sunday Age (1992-) 1034-1021
  • Sunday Herald Sun (2001-2015) 1038-3425  
  • Sunday Tasmanian (2001-2014, 2017-) 1320-0003
  • Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) (2001-) 1038-8753
  • Sunday Territorian (2001-2004, 2009-) 0815-9572
  • The Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (2001-2014) 1039-4184
  • The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (1996-2015) 1322-5243

Australian regional newspapers 

  • The Courier (Ballarat) (2000-) 1037-0374
  • Bendigo Advertiser (2003-) 2203-2479
  • Geelong Advertiser (2009-) 1324-6216
  • The Cairns Post (2000-) 1322-8587
  • The Canberra Times (1996, 1998-2002, 2005-) 0157-6925
  • The Examiner (Launceston) (2011-) 2202-0608
  • Gold Coast Bulletin (2004-) 1321-3830
  • Ilawarra Mercury (Wollongong) (1997-) 1443-900X
  • Newcastle Herald (1997-) 2209-8666
  • Northern Territory News (2009-) 1837-3909

United Kingdom newspapers

  • Daily Mail (1992-1994, 1996-) 0307-7578
  • Sunday Times (1985-)  0956-1382
  • Daily Telegraph (UK) (2000-)  0307-1235
  • The Guardian (1990-)  1756-3224
  • The Independent (1992-)  1741-9743
  • The Irish Times  0791-5144
  • The Observer (1993-)  0029-7712
  • The Scotsman (1997-)  0307-5850
  • The Spectator  0038-6952
  • The Times (1788-) 0140-0460

North American newspapers

  • Boston Globe (1980-)  0743-1791
  • Globe & Mail (Canada) (1977-)  0319-0714
  • Los Angeles Times (1985-)  0458-3035
  • The New York Times (1857-)  1553-8095
  • Toronto (2008-)  1197-6144
  • The Washington Post (1980-)  2641-9599
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-)  2574-9579
  • USA Today (1987-) 2168-362X