Newspapers

Content by Laurie MacKellar

The News-Enterprise

The News-Enterprise Online

This is the newspaper's home page. Some limited content is available for free. You must subscribe in order to read many of the older articles.

Louisville Courier-Journal

Courier-Journal.com

This is the newspaper's home page. Some content is available for free. The site does include a search option but you have to pay to view complete articles. It is recommended that ECTC students use the ProQuest databases in order to search for Courier-Journal articles

ProQuest

ProQuest is available only to current students. It includes the Courier-Journal back to 2002.

The ProQuest link is visible on the Library home page. If you are searching away from the ECTC campus, be sure and log into the proxy server. Enter your KCTCS user ID and password. The screen will jump back to the library home page. You can then click on ProQuest and search the databases. If you do not go through the proxy server link, ProQuest will ask you for a user ID and password before you can proceed, but your KCTCS user ID and password will not work.

Click on the drop-down arrow next to Multiple Databases and choose News - ProQuest Newspapers. The Courier-Journal is the only newspaper included in this collection, so you do not have to make any further selections before searching.

New York Times

NYTimes.com

This is the newspaper's home page. After March 28, 2011, non-subscribers will be limited to 20 free articles per month. There is a search box at the top left of the home page. Articles go back to 1851. ECTC students may also wish to use Gale's Academic OneFile database, which offers more flexible search options, in order to search for New York Times articles

Gale - Academic OneFile

This database contains primarily magazine and journal articles. However, it also provides the full-text of the New York Times back to 1985. If you are searching at an off-campus location click on the proxy server. Do this before clicking on the link to the Gale databases.

Kentucky and U.S. Newspapers

NewsBank

This newspaper database is a paid-subscription database and is available only to current students. It contains articles from hundreds of newspapers from around the country. You can search all the U.S. newspapers at once by clicking on United States, or you can choose a particular newspaper by selecting the state and then choosing the newspaper from the list under that state.

The NewsBank link is visible on the Library home page. If you are searching away from the ECTC campus, be sure and log into the proxy server. Enter your KCTCS user ID and password. The screen will jump back to the library home page. You can then click on NewsBank and search the database. If you do not go through the proxy server link, NewsBank will ask you for a user ID and password before you can proceed, but your KCTCS user ID and password will not work.

Chronicling America. Library of Congress

Chronicling America contains digital images of newspapers from 1880-1922 from selected states. It includes directory of American newspapers from 1690 to the present.

Newspapers in Print

 
The Library subscribes to the following newspapers:

  • The News-Enterprise
  • Louisville Courier-Journal
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Hart County News Herald
  • LaRue County Herald News
  • Meade County Messenger
  • Kentucky Standard
  • Hardin County Independent


Current issues are kept for a week at the newspaper table in the general study area. Back issues of the News-Enterprise, the Courier-Journal and the Herald-Leader are kept behind the reference shelves for two months.

The Library carries the following newspapers on microfilm:

  • New York Times (1979 - 2004)
  • The News-Enterprise (1984 - present)
  • Elizabethtown News (1882 - 1967)
  • Hardin County Enterprise (1926 - 1974)
  • Louisville Courier-Journal (1985 - 1986)
  • Miscellaneous county newspapers

This page is maintained by Laurie MacKellar