Find Articles from Newspapers & Magazines


When you need articles, the content available on the websites of various newspapers and magazines varies greatly. Frequently only some of the articles are available for free. The Library subscribes to products that bring the full content of thousands of newspapers and magazines to your desktop. If you are interested in finding which product has a particular title, use our Magazine and Newspaper Locator.

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This multilingual provider of news and business information includes full text access to over six thousand newswires, newspapers, magazines, and journals. includes many specialized trade journals, international business resources, and publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.  In addition to English, the site can be viewed in Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. Coverage varies by source.
Skokie Public Library's guide to this database available

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardJSTOR

JSTOR provides access to articles from over 600 academic journals covering the arts, sciences, and business. Issue dates range from historical to current. All articles are presented in full image, appearing exactly as they did in the original journals.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardLexisNexis Library Express

LexisNexis Library Express provides access to over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. The Company Dossier module includes detailed company and financial information. This product also provides access to federal and states court cases back to 1789.
Please note: The Legal section is only available to in-Library users.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMasterFILE Premier from EBSCOhost

MasterFILE Premier contains full text articles from nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more. This database also contains the full text of more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardNewspaperDirect PressDisplay

  NewspaperDirect PressDisplay allows instant online access to over 250 newspapers, from more than 55 countries in 33 languages and all in full page format. Most newspapers are available the day they are published with a 60-day backfile available online.  This product is useful to:
  Bullet Those with close personal ties to another country who want to keep up-to-date with the latest news from that part of the world
  Bullet Those learning another language
  Bullet Individuals who simply have a keen interest in the foreign press
  Skokie Public Library's guide to this database available

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardZinio

Get digital editions of the magazines you love with this mobile reading application. Zinio delivers each page of the issues you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video, audio and live links, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop. Just create an account with your Skokie Public Library card to get started.

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Specific Newspapers or Magazines

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardChicago Tribune – 1849 to the present via ProQuest

Search the complete text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to the present day. Content from 1849 through 1987 is available as images of the original newspaper so photographs, death notices, cartoons, and advertisements are present and searchable along with article content. Text versions of articles and obituaries only are available from 1987 to the present.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardChicago Tribune Digital Microfilm via ProQuest

This resource provides full image content of the Chicago Tribune beginning in 2008. The content is not searchable, but is browsable. Use the Chicago Tribune – 1849 to the present via ProQuest or if you want to find the date and page of a particular article. You can then use this Digital Microfilm version to see the article as it appeared in the newspaper.

When connected to the Digital Microfilm site, choose the "Title Select" link to select the Chicago Tribune. There is a lag of a few months until the images appear in this product. The full image of the Chicago Tribune from the current week is available in NewspaperDirect PressDisplay.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library from EBSCO contains information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. The site provides ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice. Additional information includes brand reliability and user reviews, plus news, blogs, forums, and video content. Searchable sections include Cars, Home & Garden, Electronics, Babies & Kids, Money, Food, and Health.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardThe New York Times via LexisNexis Library Express

Search for articles from The New York Times from June 1980 to the present. The text of articles and obituaries are included and searchable. Death notices and advertisements are not included.

Web resourceSkokie Newspaper Index

The Skokie Public Library online newspaper index contains citations to articles which appeared in the Skokie Review (1984 to the present), The News (1978 to 1984, when it ceased publication), and Life: Skokie edition (1978 to October 2004, when it ceased publication). A print newspaper index located in the Library’s Reference Department contains citations to articles in The News from 1960 to 1977 and Life: Skokie edition from 1977. For the full text of articles, visit the Library or contact the Reference Desk by email or phone at 847.673.3733. The full text of articles in the Skokie Review may be available in the Skokie Review databases below.

More information about the Skokie Newspaper Index is available online.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Tribune