Finding and tracking a news story of any era takes time and patience. There is a certain amount of bias in any media source. The point is to find reliable and credible sources. ASU Library has over 70 online news sources considered reliable and credible.
For the years before these publications were available online, please check the Journal titles to see what we have and the format.
One source you might find useful about US media bias is Vanessa Otero's (practicing patent attorney) Media Bias Chart. This is her opinion of where news sources fall on a continuum from liberal (left side of the chart) to conservative (right side of the chart). See Vanessa Otero's most up to date chart along with the older versions, which started in 2016.
Internationally, the World Press Freedom Index put out by the Reporters Without Boarders group indicates governmental or ruling power control of the media. This does not rank by left or right leaning or bias.
Please note: Access to ASU Library's subscription databases and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery services for articles not owned or owned in print require users to be current ASU students, faculty or staff for authentication.
Access may also be available over the ASU Guest wifi on ASU campuses for some subscription databases.
To search several newspapers at the same time, we recommend these news databases.
If you are looking for specific time periods, be sure to set the publication DATE LIMIT in the ADVANCED search.