Newspapers & Current Events

National & Global Newspapers

News Literacy
News Literacy guide Know the difference between being informed and being influenced, and between fact and fiction.

US Newsstream: Search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as newspaper archives, wire services, broadcast transcripts, and blogs. National and regional sources.

New York Times: All the news that fit to print! Create an account on campus at using your Whatcom email address. Login from any device or app..

Access World News: Local (Bellingham Herald, Seattle Times) to international newspapers and magazines. This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Ends 12/31/2020.

Newspaper Source: Regional, national and international newspapers. Also includes television and news transcripts.

Washington State Newspapers

Washington State Newspapers: Washington State news sources from across the state including: the Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Columbian, Daily Herald, Daily News, Daily Record, Daily World, Kitsap Sun & more. Funded by the Washington State Library & IMLS through 12/31/2020.

Seattle Times Collection: Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history, with coverage from 1985 – current. Contains full-color newspaper pages, individual full-text articles, and online-only content. Funded by the Washington State Library & the IMLS through 12/31/2020

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A – Z Journal Search: Find individual journals by title or ISSN.

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

  • List of local current newspapers
  • Washington Digital Newspapers – Contains a range of territorial era newspapers beginning in 1852 and regional community digitization projects through the early 2000s. This is a full text searchable collection of newspapers with new historical WA newspaper titles added each year.
  • Historic Newspapers in Washington – Washington State Library created an online collection of indexed newspapers beginning in 1852, which covers Washington’s territorial and early statehood periods. These digitized pages from our microfilm collection have been indexed and are keyword searchable thanks to the efforts of volunteers.
  • Chronicling America – With a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, the Washington State Library is participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program; an effort to digitize early (pre 1923) issues from newspapers around the United States. These issues are full-text searchable and downloadable free.

Printed Newspapers @ The Library

Research Current Events

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context): Pro/Con articles on a variety of issues; includes statistics, and supporting reference and periodical sources.


eLibrary: A browsable collection of multidisciplinary content. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and more unusual topics of research.

TV News Archive: Index of searchable text and short streamed clips to explore TV news, discover important resources, understand context, [and] evaluate assertions of fact.

Library Archives

Aerial photo of Roe Studio under construction
Roe Studio construction, December 2004

Whatcom Community College Digital Image Collection 55 images from the Whatcom Community College Photo Archive have been digitized and made available online. The selected images focus on the buildings, the spaces, and the people associated with WCC.