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Articles from Magazines & Newspapers

 

The websites and databases on this page will help you find magazine, journal, and newspaper articles.

Use our Magazine and Newspaper Locator to see if a magazine or newspaper is available in Skokie Public Library's print or electronic collections.

For additional article resources, check the Databases A to Z page for a complete list of Skokie Public Library's databases.

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Magazine and Journal Articles

General Searching

Find individual articles in popular magazines.

Web resourceDirectory of Open Access Journals

This service lists over 1,500 free, full text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Web resourceFindArticles.com

Billed as "the Web's first FREE Article Search," this archive of published articles dating back to 1998 covers more than three hundred magazines and journals on topics including business, health, society, entertainment, sports, and more.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMasterFILE Premier from EBSCOhost

MasterFILE Premier contains full text articles from nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more. This database also contains the full text of more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardNewspaper Source from EBSCOhost

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 U.S. regional newspapers. In addition, full text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and others.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardZinio

Get digital editions of the magazines you love with this mobile reading application. Zinio delivers each page of the issues you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video, audio and live links, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop. Just create an account with your Skokie Public Library card to get started.

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In-Depth Research

Search specialized or research oriented periodicals.  Go to the Databases A to Z page for additional resources or to individual categories for searches in medicine, education, genealogy, or business.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardFactiva.com

This multilingual provider of news and business information includes full text access to over six thousand newswires, newspapers, magazines, and journals.  Factiva.com includes many specialized trade journals, international business resources, and publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.  In addition to English, the site can be viewed in Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. Coverage varies by source.
Skokie Public Library's guide to this database available

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardJSTOR

JSTOR provides access to articles from over 600 academic journals covering the arts, sciences, and business. Issue dates range from historical to current. All articles are presented in full image, appearing exactly as they did in the original journals.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardLexisNexis Library Express

LexisNexis Library Express provides access to over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. The Company Dossier module includes detailed company and financial information. This product also provides access to federal and states court cases back to 1789.
Please note: The Legal section is only available to in-Library users.

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Newspapers

Skokie Newspapers

Web resourceSkokie Newspaper Index

The Skokie Public Library online newspaper index contains citations to articles which appeared in the Skokie Review (1984 to the present), The News (1978 to 1984, when it ceased publication), and Life: Skokie edition (1978 to October 2004, when it ceased publication). A print newspaper index located in the Library’s Reference Department contains citations to articles in The News from 1960 to 1977 and Life: Skokie edition from 1977. For the full text of articles, visit the Library or contact the Reference Desk by email or phone at 847.673.3733. The full text of articles in the Skokie Review may be available in the Skokie Review databases below.

More information about the Skokie Newspaper Index is available online.

Web resourceSkokie Obituary Index

The Skokie Public Library online obituary index contains citations to obituaries which appeared in The News (1960 through 1984), Skokie Review (1981 to the present), and Life: Skokie edition (1980 to October 2004).  For the full text of obituaries, visit the Library or contact the Reference Desk by email or phone at 847.673.3733.  The full text of obituaries in the Skokie Review may be available in the Skokie Review databases below.

More information about the Skokie Newspaper Index is available online.

Web resourceSkokie Review

This Sun Times News Group newspaper contains classified ads, obituaries, and selected local news and sports stories. The full text of the news and sport stories and obituaries are available free for thirty days. Skokie Public Library maintains an index to Skokie newspapers, including the Skokie Review.

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Chicago Area Newspapers

Web resourceChicago Reader Online Features

The Chicago Reader is a free weekly newspaper that contains information on restaurants, local music, theater, films, art, and the "SpaceFinder" listing of housing available in the Chicago area.

Chicago Sun-Times

Articles and information from the Chicago Sun-Times are available back to 1986. 

Issues from the past three months
Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardChicago Sun-Times from NewspaperDirect PressDisplay

NewspaperDirect PressDisplay allows instant online access to over 250 newspapers, including the Chicago Sun-Times, from more than 55 countries in 33 languages and all in full page format.

Chicago Tribune

Articles and information from the Chicago Tribune are partially available back to 1849.

Articles and obituaries from 1849 to the present
Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library card
Chicago Tribune – 1849 to the present via ProQuest

Search the complete text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to the present day. Content from 1849 through 1987 is available as images of the original newspaper so photographs, death notices, cartoons, and advertisements are present and searchable along with article content. Text versions of articles and obituaries only are available from 1987 to the present.

Current issue
Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardChicago Tribune from NewspaperDirect PressDisplay

NewspaperDirect PressDisplay allows instant online access to over 250 newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, from more than 55 countries in 33 languages and all in full page format. Most newspapers are available the day they are published with a 60-day backfile available online.

Articles and obituaries from 2008 to three months ago
Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library card
Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm via ProQuest

This resource provides full image content of the Chicago Tribune beginning in 2008. The content is not searchable, but is browsable. Use the Chicago Tribune – 1849 to the present via ProQuest or www.chicagotribune.com if you want to find the date and page of a particular article. You can then use this Digital Microfilm version to see the article as it appeared in the newspaper.

When connected to the Digital Microfilm site, choose the "Title Select" link to select the Chicago Tribune. There is a lag of a few months until the images appear in this product. The full image of the Chicago Tribune from the current week is available in NewspaperDirect PressDisplay.

Web resourceDaily Herald

The Daily Herald is the third largest newspaper in Illinois and covers the suburban Chicago region.

Web resourcePioneer Press Newspapers

Read the latest online issues of the suburban Chicago Pioneer Press newspapers.  Coverage includes Skokie and the surrounding communities.

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National and International Newspapers

Archives of many national and international newspapers can be found using Factiva.com.

Web resourceonlinenewspapers.com

This site provides links to national and international newspapers.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardThe New York Times via LexisNexis Library Express

Search for articles from The New York Times from June 1980 to the present. The text of articles and obituaries are included and searchable. Death notices and advertisements are not included.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardNewspaperDirect PressDisplay

  NewspaperDirect PressDisplay allows instant online access to over 250 newspapers, from more than 55 countries in 33 languages and all in full page format. Most newspapers are available the day they are published with a 60-day backfile available online.  This product is useful to:
  Bullet Those with close personal ties to another country who want to keep up-to-date with the latest news from that part of the world
  Bullet Those learning another language
  Bullet Individuals who simply have a keen interest in the foreign press
  Skokie Public Library's guide to this database available

Web resourceToday's Front Pages

This site provides a full front page view of close to five hundred newspapers worldwide.

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