Here are databases which specialize in searching and providing texts of newpaper articles published from the 1990's to date. (In some databases, earlier articles are also included.)
The W&L University Library does not maintain individual subscriptions to the contemporary digital content of any newspapers.
However, W&L researchers looking for the recent contents of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post may click on the links below to retrieve the text-only content of those newspapers within the Factiva database:
VERY IMPORTANT: To search the contents of any of these search results, click on Factiva's "Modify Search" button, above and to the right of the initial list of results, and then add your search term(s) to the search box .
This list has evolved over many years of W&L courses and research and was most recently enhanced for the Congress and the Legislative Process course, taught by Brian Alexander. Professor Alexander's discussion of these sources is available:
Focus on Congress