News Access for All with Your Library Card

Your library card gives you access to news from all over Alaska and the world.

Find these resources on our News and Reference resource page or Databases A-Z. Choose your resource, then use your library card and PIN to log in and read.

National

Want to track news stories from national sources across the country?

U.S. Major Dailies provides access to five publications with new content added each morning by 8 AM:

  • Chicago Tribune (1985-present)
  • Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
  • New York Times (1980-present)
  • The Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
  • The Washington Post (1987-present)

Looking for news from a local perspective?

America's News has access to full text articles from over 2,000 local newspapers including several Alaskan publications. Date ranges vary, but many titles have coverage going back to the 80's or 90's. You can search for topics, names and subjects to narrow down your search or look at articles from a specific date.

Articles in U.S. Major Dailies and America's News are text only. Photos, advertisements, special features and inserts are not included.

Looking for something from before database coverage starts or want to see the pictures that were published with the article?

Loussac Library has microfilm of the New York Times from 1851-2021 and the Wall Street Journal from 1891-2021. Microfilm is a snapshot of the original layout of the paper including photos and advertisements, but is not searchable. You'll need to know an approximate date to find the article(s) you are looking for. Visit the third floor reference desk at Loussac to get started.

The Library of Congress Chronicling America website also has digital scans of historic newspapers from 1777-1963 including several Alaskan publications.

Alaska

Looking for articles from the Anchorage Daily News?

The Anchorage Daily News Collection contains full text articles from 1985-present. This also includes the period when it was called the Alaska Dispatch News (2014-2017). These articles are text only. Photos, advertisements, special features and inserts are not included.

As of October 2018, scanned images of the Anchorage Daily News are available. These scans show the full paper as it was published including photos and advertisements.  

You can search for topics, names and subjects to narrow down your search or look at articles from a specific date.

What about other papers in Alaska?

Look for the link in America's News to Alaska News Sources. These include:

  • Fairbanks Daily News Miner (2001-present)
  • Juneau Empire (1998-present)
  • Kodiak Daily Mirror (2004-present)
  • Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (1998-present)
  • The Peninsula Clarion (2000-present)

These articles are text only. Photos, advertisements, special features and inserts are not included.

Looking for something from before database coverage starts, or want to see the pictures that were published with the article? 

The Alaska Collection at the Loussac Library has a large collection of Alaska newspapers on microfilm including the Anchorage Times (1916-1992), Anchorage Daily News (1949-2018), Fairbanks News Miner (1908-1996), Juneau Empire (1980-2001), and many other historical newspapers going back to the early 1900's. Microfilm is a snapshot of the original layout of the paper including photos and advertisements, but is not searchable. You'll need to know an approximate date to find the article(s) you are looking for. Contact the library to find out if we have the titles you're looking for or visit the third floor reference desk at Loussac to get started.

The Library of Congress Chronicling America website also has digital scans of historic newspapers from 1777-1963 including several Alaskan publications.

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