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CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center: Newspapers

Welcome to the CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center! We are located in building 15.

Search for and browse current and archived newspaper, newswire, and other media coverage, from hundreds of news publications.

Contact the Library (253-589-5544, for login information.

Looking for local periodicals?

Check out the links below for direct access to local Washington newspaper titles.

A collection of Spanish language sources can also be found through Access World News.

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Newspapers of Record

What is a "newspaper of record"?

The term "newspaper of record" refers to well-known, long-established newspapers that are considered credible and have strong reputations for quality reporting.

While there may be some disagreement over the extent of bias present in these periodicals, they are generally considered mainstream and well-established, in contrast to alternative or independent media sources.

Some examples of these newspapers would be the New York Times and Washington Post, which are both available through ProQuest.

How do I find them?

After logging into the ProQuest database, click the "Publications" button above the search box.

Once you're on the Publications page, enter the newspaper title (New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) to find direct links for access:


There may be more than one version of the newspaper available. For example, the online version of a newspaper may have different coverage than the print or late edition of a newspaper. You may find the online edition to be the most up-to-date and relevant, but we would encourage you to explore all options to decide what you'd prefer.

Once you have selected your chosen format, you'll be taken to the most current issue of the newspaper, where you can click on individual articles. You'll also have the option to browse the periodical by publication date.