Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017     Views: 519

For general access to today’s news: Harvard subscribes to two databases, Factiva and LexisNexis, that allow you to access articles from thousands of newspapers, from 1980 to the present. In Factiva and LexisNexis, you can search the news. You can also browse today’s edition (via the “News Pages” feature in Factiva) or see all of the day’s front page news (via the “Today’s Front Page News” feature in LexisNexis).

Important note: Harvard’s license to Factiva is limited to 6 simultaneous users. If you are user #7, you will not be able to access the content until someone else closes their browser, and you may or may not see a clear explanation as to why.

While there is significant overlap between LexisNexis and Factiva, there are many titles that are available in one but not the other, and still other titles that are accessed through other databases entirely. For information on accessing a specific newspaper, see our FAQ on “What's the best way for me to determine if a newspaper is available at Harvard electronically?

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