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Newspapers

The library subscribes to three local newspaper databases that you can access from home as well as the New York Times online.

NYTimes.com 

IN LIBRARY USE         HOME ACCESS

Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com. For both in-library and home access, create an account and log in using that account. Coverage includes 1981 to Current, plus historic coverage 1851-1922. Home Access includes NY Times App and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day. For more information see Minuteman's NY Times FAQ

The Boston Globe has full-text coverage back to 1980.

The Boston Metropolitan Collection contains many of the weekly community newspapers in the area, such as the Somerville Journal, Cape Cod Times, Brookline TAB, and, most importantly for us, the Cambridge Chronicle back to 2005.

If you need to look things up from an earlier date, you should try our Historic Cambridge Newspaper Collection. This database contains all historic Cambridge newspapers that are in the Cambridge Public Library’s collection and do not have copyright restrictions. Newspapers, which are fully searchable and freely available, include the Cambridge Chronicle (1846-1923), the Cambridge Press (1887-1889), the Cambridge Sentinel (1903-1912), and the Cambridge Tribune (1887-1923), covering major historical events from Cambridge’s incorporation as a city in 1846 to the early years of prohibition.