Newspapers

Come in and enjoy reading in one of our armchairs with a local or regional newspaper. Current and back issues of general newspapers carried by the library can be found in the Magazine area, centrally located in the Adult Services Department on the first floor. The library retains 3 months worth of past newspapers.

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Newspaper List

  • Barron's
  • Business Ledger
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Crain's Chicago Business
  • Daily Herald (DuPage County Edition)
  • Darien (DuPage) Progress: 1971-1974; 1976; June-Dec. 1978; 1979-1991; 1992-1999 (inc.)
  • Doings (Burr Ridge, Willowbrook) Nov. - Dec. 2010
  • Financial Times
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • New York Times
  • New York Times (Large Type)
  • Suburban Life (Burr Ridge, Willowbrook, Darien )
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Times Weekly
  • Willowbrook Progress: Jan.-Aug. 1998; Jan.-Aug. 1999; Jan.-April 2000

Need help finding the newspaper you are looking for?

You can access other titles in full-text or on microfilm. For titles not on this list, check www.worldcat.org, ask at the Ask Us (Adult Services) Desk, call 630/887-8760 ext. 241, or use the Ask a Librarian Form to email a librarian.

 

Databases

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Access World News features diverse global perspectives on issues and events related to business, economics, health, the environment, crime, education, science, the arts, literature, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos, and web-only content.

Chicago Area Newspapers contains the full text of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1986 to the present, plus The Doings, Suburban Life, Daily Herald, SouthtownStar, and much more.

Chicago Tribune Historical Archives contains the full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to 1985. Browse front pages by date, search obituaries by name, and explore the news archive by date, era, or presidency.

InfoTrac Newsstand is a collection of state and country newspapers, including The New York Times from 1985-present.

 

Websites

Below you will find selected links to newspapers sites which library staff evaluated and provided because they allow free access to either a majority or all of the current day's contents.

50States.com
Access over 3,200 newspapers from the different states.

Advertising Age (Indian Prairie collection)
The Ad Age Web site features highlights from the most current issues, interactive features, and a job bank. Access to certain features and an archive going back to 1995 requires free registration.

Chicago Reader
The Chicago Reader's Web site offers selected free articles from the weekly publication as well as a fee-based archive of past articles dating back to 1998. Users will also find searchable databases of its classifieds, restaurant reviews, and Arts & Entertainment guide.

Chicago Sun-Times (Indian Prairie collection)
The Chicago Sun-Times Web site includes the most current paper and links to free Chicago related email addresses. At this point, however, it does not link to back issues.

Christian Science Monitor (Indian Prairie collection)
The Christian Science Monitor Web site offers a complete version of the most recent paper. The site also includes an archive where copies of articles as far back as 1980 can be purchased for a fee.

CNN.com
Access CNN's world and national news online.

Daily Herald (Indian Prairie collection)
This site is a complete version of the latest paper with links to local news, organized by county, and a search tool that gives readers access to the past seven days of the paper. The archive search provides access to papers and photos less recent than seven days, although there may be a charge for retrieving these articles.

Detroit Free Press
The site contains a complete version of today's paper, nearly two years of browsable newspapers, and an extensive archive dating back to 1982 (fee).

The Doings (Indian Prairie collection)
Local paper serving Burr Ridge, Darien and Willowbrook.

Drudge Report
News, newswires, and newspapers.

Financial Times (Indian Prairie collection)
Financial Times is an England based international business newspaper primarily offering investment tips, advice, and tools along with articles from the day's paper.

Google - News and Resources
Links to news sources around the world.

Headline Spot
News source for the 50 states, 40 cities, and 57 countries.

Investor's Business Daily (Indian Prairie collection)
Investors.com, Investor's Business Daily's Web version of their newspaper, provides investment tips, advice, and tools along with links to today's IBD headlines.

New York Times (Indian Prairie collection)
Register for free access to the current newspaper and a week's worth of back issues, as well as some special online features. Users can also search the archives for article citations dating back to 1996.

Newslink
Links to newspapers and radio and television stations.

Newslookup.com
Search for international news by region and by media type (newspaper, radio, or television).

Online Newspapers
Links to hundreds of news resources from around the world that offer free access to current, general interest, full-text news.

The Paperboy
Search for 2,500 worldwide online newspapers by name, city or country.

Suburban Life, Reporter, and Progress Newspapers (Indian Prairie collection)
This general site covers a number of suburban Chicago papers, with the information arranged by county, and then by specific paper with links to current headlines. There are no links to back issues.

The Times
The Times, out of London, England, focuses on international issues as well as those related to England. It contains almost everything that appears in its print edition including several regional interests, like Arts and a Weekend section. The Web site offers not only the current paper, but also free access to articles back to 1996. However, article retrieval is somewhat limited.

Trib Local: Darien
Your spot on the web to find out about local news and events as well as where to shop or dine - all brought to you by local experts: you and your neighbors.

USA Today (Indian Prairie collection)
The USA Today Web site offers a full version of today's paper and access to the articles from yesterday's paper. Articles as far back as April 1987 can be obtained from the site's archive for a small fee.

The Washington Post (Indian Prairie collection)
The Washington Post online contains a Web version of today's paper, free access to two weeks of past articles, and a searchable database of issues dating back to 1977. As with many other papers, however, retrieving old articles requires a small fee.

World-Newspapers.com
A searchable directory of online world newspapers, magazines, and news sites in English, from the customary to the bizarre, including alternative online publications. In addition, the news is searchable by magazine, newspaper, news, and television photo gallery.