Newspapers & Magazines

The New York Times

Read the current issue of The New York Times online. Also included are Chinese and Spanish editions.

The New York Times Historic

Enjoy access to the historical issues of The New York Times from 1851 – three years prior to the current year.

The Mercury News

Access current, full-text articles written by The Mercury News staff on local news, business, sports, front, editorials and obituaries.

The Mercury News Historic

Enjoy access to the historical issues of The Mercury News for the years 1886-1922.

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Flipster Digital Magazines

Read popular digital magazines such as People, TIME, Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, etc.

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PressReader: Magazines & Newspapers with Worldwide Coverage

PressReader provides access to more than 7,000 magazines and newspapers in more than 60 languages, available in full-page, full-color formats, just as they appear in print. Individual issues may be available for up to 3 months.

Please Note: PressReader requires users to be 16 or older.  PressReader also asks users under the age of 16 to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to PressReader’s Terms of Use and PressReader’s Privacy Policy.  By following the link above to access PressReader, you certify that you are 16 or older, and that if you are under the age of 16, that you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian to PressReader’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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OverDrive Magazines

View complete, full-color, digital copies of your favorite magazines on a variety of topics including, cooking & food, crafts & maker, entertainment, science & technology, and more.

OverDrive Magazines for Kids & Teens

View complete, full-color, digital copies of your favorite magazines including Hello, High Five, Highlights, National Geographic Kids, and more!

New York Times Online

The New York Times Online provides full-text news articles, investigations, opinion pieces, photos and video written and created by journalists from more than 150 countries. The online version is available in three editions: English, Spanish and Chinese. Click on ESPAÑOL or 中文 on top of the webpage to access the Spanish or Chinese edition.

Headlines are updated throughout the day and readers have access to Times Video, which provides short videos on culture, entertainment, world news, science, and much more. This key resource is perfect for school reports and research papers.

New York Times Historic (1851 - Three Years Prior to the Current Year)

Research the progression of events over time by browsing issues of The New York Times, which offers coverage from 1851- three years prior to the current year, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more. Learn about popular cultures and historic events such as the Civil War, Industrial Revolution, race relations, World War I & II, Vietnam War, presidential elections, advancements in science & technology as written and told during the time they occurred.  Pick a topic that interests you and get researching!

Every issue includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.

The Mercury News (1985-Present)

Updated daily, this online version of The Mercury News includes full-text articles on local news as well as obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, and real estate.

The Mercury News Historical Archive (1886-1922)

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people, and much more from archived issues of the The San Jose Mercury News and it's Evening News edition.

National Geographic Virtual Library

A complete archive of National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler magazine from 1888 - Present. Includes a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos. Topics include animals, environment, history, peoples & cultures, science & technology, and so much more. This resource is great for locating primary source documents and for report research.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. Topics include animals, history, peoples & cultures, science & technology, and more. This resource is great for report research and browsable for general interest exploration. Note, for the very latest issue of National Geographic Kids, please check OverDrive Magazines for Kids & Teens.

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Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)

Famous for its award-winning photojournalism (photo essays), Life covers real people and real life situations such as the Vietnam War, first moon landing, etc. as well as politics and popular culture. You can find interviews, essays, advertisements, cartoons, and photographs. This resource is great for locating primary source documents and for report research.

TIME Magazine Archive (1923-2000)

Research national and international news, current events, politics, sports, and entertainment. This resource is great for locating primary source documents and for report research.

Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive (1954-2000)

Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive chronicles events in the world of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, boating, polo, and more. Find information on professional and amateur sports, high school and college athletics, as well as biographies and statistics of athletes and other sports figures. This resource is great for locating primary source documents and for report research.

People Magazine Archive (1974-2000)

People Magazine focuses on the stories of people in and behind the news. Each issue contains a blend of celebrity, lifestyle and human interest stories. Taken as a whole, the archive chronicles popular culture and trends over time. This resource is great for locating primary source documents and for report research.

Vanity Fair Magazine Archives (1913-1936 and 1983-2015)

The first version of Vanity Fair was published from 1913 to 1936. The imprint was then revived in 1983 and primarily focused on celebrity portraits and political figures.

Today the magazine is mostly known for a string of exposés e.g. about the cigarette industry, and the unveiling of the identity of Deep Throat. The magazine has also featured candid interviews with celebrities, including a monthly Proust Questionnaire.

This resource is great for locating primary source documents and for report research.

Ebony Magazine Archive (1945-2014)

The magazine archives of Ebony covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus. One notable feature is the annual selection of the “100 most Influential Blacks in America,” featuring entertainment figures, politicians, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. Find biographical information on famous people like Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, Eddie Murphy, Tina Turner, Prince, and much more.

This resource is great for locating primary source documents and for report research.

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