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Historical Wisconsin newspaper articles:

Newspaper Archive contains close to 30 million scanned pages from 1852 to two years prior to this current year. Includes the Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, and many other regional papers. Not all newspapers and dates are represented, but it’s certainly worth a look.

Current local newspaper articles:

Newspaper Source Plus (1997-present for Madison newspapers). At this time, Newspaper Source Plus does not include the Capital Times archive.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers (2005 to the present—Capital Times and Isthmus included), with a delay of 90 days.

Madison.com

Current national newspaper articles:

US Newsstream. Includes the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Afro-American (D.C.), and more, in addition to local Madison papers.

New York Times Digital. Full access to articles on NYTimes.com and the NYTimes app.

Washington Post. Full access to the Washington Post online.

Full Print Issues

The library owns the following papers. Ask a reference librarian if you're looking for a specific issue.

Newspaper Location
Afro-American Newspaper (Washington D.C.) South Madison
Badger Herald Central
Barron's all location except Central, Monroe Street, and South Madison
Capital City Hues Central, Lakeview, Monroe Street
Capital Times all locations; archives at Central
Chicago Tribune (Sun. only) Alicia Ashman, Central, Lakeview 
Christian Science Monitor Central and Monroe Street
Daily Cardinal Central holds
IBD Weekly Central, Lakeview
Isthmus all locations; archives at Central
La Comunidad Central, Lakeview

Madison Press Connection (1967-1969)

Central
Madison Times Central and South Madison
Middleton Times Tribune (Weekly) Alicia Ashman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Daily) all locations except Pinney and South Madison
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sun. only) all locations
New York Times (late edition) Daily) Alicia Ashman, Central, Lakeview, Meadowridge, Monroe Street and Sequoya
New York Times (Sun. only) all locations except Meadowridge
Northside News Central, Lakeview
Nuestra Comunidad in La Nacion South Madison
Peoples Daily (Chinese) Sequoya
Simpson Street Press South Madison
Street Pulse Central
USA Today Alicia Ashman, Central, Hawthorne, Lakeview, Pinney, Sequoya
Vox Latina Central
Wall Street Journal (Eastern ed.) all locations; archives at Central
Wisconsin State Journal (Daily) all locations; archives at Central

Other Wisconsin and National newspapers are kept at the State Historical Society Library or the Memorial Library on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus.

Obituaries

Obituaries in the Wisconsin State Journal can be obtained in a variety of ways. See our Obituaries page for more information.

All Newspaper Databases

A collection of more than 200 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers. Newspapers are searchable and are included cover to cover in PDF format. Titles include the Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, Badger Herald, Daily Cardinal, Isthmus, and Madison Times, among others. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic. Also includes electronic content on auto repair, medical information and much more. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
Access magazines just as you would on paper in this magazine database. Get the app to read magazines offline. Includes copies of Entertainment Weekly, People, Rolling Stone, and many, many more. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to users with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries. To use the app, you will need to login with your library's user ID and password. Check with your library for this information.
Historical newspapers from newspapers spanning over 200 years, including The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal and many other local papers. An invaluable primary resource for historical research and a unique tool for genealogists. | more info »
This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,400 full-text newspapers, providing more than 55 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. Videos and podcasts are coming soon. Newspaper Source Plus also brings critical news content with ongoing updates though out the day with its News View component. Updates throughout the day include popular sources: AP (Associated Press) Business Wire CNN Wire PR Wire UPI (United Press International) Xinhua (China) News View also includes more than 1,111,000 TV & Radio News Transcripts from top sources: ABC News (American) ABC (Australian) CBC (Canadian) CBS News CNBC CNN CNN International FOX News MSNBC National Public Radio PBS Newspapers Include: Christian Science Monitor Star Tribune (Minneapolis) The Times (UK) USA Today The Washington Post The Washington Times (DC) | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and Panama. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
New York Times
All the news that's fit to print. Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, etc... | more info »
This resource is available remotely to users with Madison Public Library as their home library. After using our link, you can create a free account for short term access. Use our link again as needed.
Washington Post
Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. Real-time Q&A Discussions providing a behind the scenes look at key stories. Live-streaming of Washington Post Live events, where top-level government and business leaders, emerging voices, and newsmakers discuss the most pressing national and global issues of the day. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to users with Madison Public Library as their home library. After using our link, you can create a free account for short term access. Use our link again as needed.
US Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Newspaper Websites

Madison news and events. Includes Cap Times and Wisconsin State Journal. | more info »
The Division of Library, Archives and Museum collections acquires, preserves and provides access to documentary and artifactual evidence about the history of Wisconsin, the United States, and Canada. | more info »