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Newspapers and Popular Magazines

Newspapers and popular magazines

Proquest Historical Newspapers

UVic Libraries subscribes to the following full-image, full-text newspaper archives from Proquest Historical Newspapers: 

Searching in Proquest Historical Newspapers

Find the newspaper you wish to use, in one of the following places:

Find an article by searching: 

Enter the database (log in if prompted, and ensure you are on campus or logged into first), and select publications.  Run a search (basic or advanced, for more options, including a useful date limiter).  

Proquest search box

Use the date limiter to reduce your results list to more likely relevant things: 

proquest date limiter


On results screen, refine results as much as you want to – use the publication date limiter slider and the Document Type limiter (to limit to ‘front page’,  ‘articles’ or ‘photographs’, for example’).  Open the article record by clicking on the title: 

To view the article in context, use the Page View—PDF tab.   You can then open this PDF page in your PDF viewer, and enlarge/crop/etc. From the article, click on “Browse This Issue” under Other Formats, on the right side menu bar.

Hopefully you can read the headlines, and then click on each article to read it (opens a new window).  You can't enlarge the text or otherwise edit, unless you open the file in your PDF Viewer. 

Alternatively… if you know the date(s) you need:

Go to the Proqest Newspaper – click on ‘publications’ , and then the title (with date range) that you want to browse:  


Then you can choose the issue to view:  


When you click on that day, you will a list of articles from that day, and then you can proceed as above (choose an article, browse that date in PDF, etc.).



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