This is a guide to find newspaper articles by theme or event of interest.
*Databases and pocket editions generally store or publish the final edition of the paper.
*Ensure you have the right newspaper name, as old newspapers and historical newspapers have often changed their names over the years.
Below are some of the major databases to search for newspaper articles.
Please keep in mind that many newspaper article databases have limitation for the number of concurrent users. And please read the detail information from "Read Before Use" button of each database.
Article Search Service of National Newspapers, News Service Agencies, and Industrial Journals [National Diet Library] (Public website)
This search guide is made by National Diet Library, that explains how to use a number of different websites from national newspapers, news service agencies, and industrial journals by titles or dates.
There are newspaper article databases available on CD-ROM and DVD as well. Inquire about using them at the respective library or reading room.
If you cannot obtain the article from databases, look up the location of the newspaper (or microfilm, pocket edition, or reprint edition).
When the newspaper is not available at Waseda and the full text is not accessible through Newspaper article databases, search domestic collections. You can request to visit off-campus libraries or order photocopies of newspaper articles from off-campus facilities by Interlibrary loan service.
Expand your search overseas if you cannot locate the newspaper article in Japan. You can request to visit off-campus libraries or order photocopies of newspaper articles from off-campus facilities by Interlibrary loan service. However, it takes high costs and hours compared with the domestic.