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Historical Newspapers

Library Services provides access to a variety of historic newspapers, which can serve as excellent primary sources.

In addition to the library's historical newspaper databases, there are a number of online resources that provide access to historical newspaper content.

New York Times

Library Services is pleased to offer all Springfield College students, faculty, and staff full access to!

 To create your account: 

  • First, visit this one-time registration link. You must register using your Springfield College email address.

  • Use your new Springfield College account to log in at and the free NYTimes app.

  • That's it! You now have access to unlimited articles from The New York Times.

Re-activating your account: 

  • Your NYT academic pass is valid for 364 days. You will need to re-activate your account annually.

  • Return to the registration page and click the link for existing accounts, which is labeled "Already have an account?"

  • Follow the prompts to renew your account.

Newspapers & Current Newspaper Databases

Library Services provides access to a variety of databases that include newspaper articles.