A long, long time ago, I wrote a post about how your library card enables you to have free access to many newspaper articles.
The way the Proquest subscription service works has changed somewhat, and I wanted to write an updated post on how to search newspaper articles.
You can access the archives of many, many newspapers (including the T&G, Boston Herald, and Boston Globe — and many outside Massachusetts) if you have a Worcester Public Library card.
To access the Telegram & Gazette archives:
- Click on the Online Databases link on the left-hand side of the main library page.
- Click on the Newspaper Articles link
- Then scroll down to the Telegram & Gazette option
- Log in with your library card and password
You can use the regular Proquest Newsstand link to access articles from other newspapers. (You can click on the Publications option to limit your search to one or more newspapers.)
As I said before, the Telegram archives are available on this website from 1989 to the present. They don’t include photos, but I’ve found this to be one of the most convenient services the library offers. (And I don’t have to be in the library to take advantage of it.)