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News Resource Center

As news formats change and converge and as electronic sources complement traditional sources, libraries must seek out new ways to provide access to this complex news environment. Penn State Libraries' News Center provides access to national and international newspapers, visual headlines, breaking stories, and Penn State happenings. This is your source to get all the news—the "here and now" and "there and then."


  • ProQuest U.S. Newsstream (Members Only)

    Premium U.S. news content, going back to the 1980s, featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. Includes access to the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times, along with many other local and regional newspapers.

  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    A great site from Library of Congress that allows you to search newspaper pages from selected newspaper projects. You can also Search the Directory for libraries that own holdings of specific historical newspapers. 

  • Newsmap.JS

  • A visual hierarchy of headlines from the Google News site that shows the amount of coverage, the categories, and date.

    A searchable index to hundreds of U.S. newspapers, including an extensive list of Pennsylvania newspapers.  Microfilm would be available for the full stories in your local library.

  • Today's Front Pages

    Front page headlines and stories of hundreds of newspapers from over 45 countries, updated daily.

Penn State

  • Behrend Beacon (1948-2010)

    This digital content of the student newspaper of Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, contains the issues from 1948 through 1989. Through the 41 years, the paper has been through many title changes, including Behrend Collegian, Penn State Behrend Collegian, Collegian, The Behrend College Collegian, and currently The Behrend Beacon.

  • Hazleton Collegian (1937-1994)

    The Hazleton Collegian flourished from December 1937 to December 1954. The publication was published monthly through 1941, then became a weekly edition. The title changed to Highacres Collegian in January 1955 and is the current name of the student newspaper. This digital collection is through April 1994.

  • Historical Digital Collegian (1887-2010)

    One hundred years of digitized page images of the Pennsylvania State University's campus newspaper, the Daily Collegian. Every issue in this database can be browsed page by page, online.

  • Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers

    The words, photographs, and advertisements from selected newspapers published during the pivotal years before, during, and after the U.S. Civil War.

  • Penn State Libraries News

    Events, exhibits, and more. Find out what's happening at the Penn State Libraries.