Quick Links : Electronic Newspapers, Obituaries, Digital Historic Newspaper Archives, Available in Print, Available on Microfilm

Commonly Requested: Asbury Park Press(In Library)
Asbury Park Press(From Home With Library Card Number)

Check here to see if the library has the Newspaper, Magazine or Journal you need online:

  Star-Ledger (Newark)
  Press of Atlantic City

The databases listed below include other popular local and regional newspapers, as well as national and international publications in some instances.

America's Newspapers
Trying to find an article you read or heard about a while ago? Find back issues of thousands of different national and local newspapers including The Record, The Star-Ledger, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Press of Atlantic City here. Back issues of the Asbury Park Press are available in a different database.
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Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost)
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers from all over the United States and some international papers, providing more than 31 million full-text articles. Includes the text (no pictures or illustrations) of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Associated Press daily regional report on New Jersey news. This database is updated daily.
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Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)
From Moscow to Montana, find out what the regional papers are saying about local businesses and industry trends. Includes some NJ regional business papers and journals, as well as newspapers and newswires from most metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S., such as Business News New Jersey, Crain’s New York Business and The St. Petersburg Times.
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America's Obituaries
Find obituaries and death notices from over 600 U.S. newspapers (coverage varies depending on the newspaper). Search by geographic location, name, date, or obituary text.
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Digital Historic Newspaper Archives

New Jersey Courier Digital Archive 1852 – 1922

Access the Courier family of newspapers remotely or from within the library. Explore issues of the Ocean Emblem, New Jersey Courier Ocean, Monmouth and Burlington Fruit Grower, and New Jersey Courier from December 10, 1852 through December 29, 1922. This digital archive is provided through a grant from the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission in partnership with the Ocean County Library.

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Trenton Times Historical Archive

Explore more than a century of valuable reporting on people, places and events from a major New Jersey newspaper including major Ocean County news stories. Genealogists with any interest in New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania families, history teachers, journalists or anyone with an interest in NJ history will find information here they’ll find nowhere else. There is easy to use full text searching in this digital resource.
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Tuckerton Beacon

Within any Ocean County Library location, search the digitized issues of the Tuckerton Beacon from 1917-1987. Because of copyright restrictions, remote users may only access issues from 1917 to 1922. This digital archive would not have been possible without the partnership between the Great John Mathis Foundation/Bass River Historical Society, the Asbury Park Press – Gannett Co. and the Ocean County Library.    

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Accessible Archives

Full text access to a collection of 18th and 19th century newspapers including The Liberator (1831-1865), Godey`s Lady`s Book (1830-1885), The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800), and The New York Herald (1860 – 1865) Explore primary newspaper sources covering the American Revolution, the Civil War and more. The Civil War collection includes eyewitness accounts, official battle reports and general coverage of America during the Civil War from arts and leisure, sports and social life. The African American newspaper collection includes major African-American newspapers published in the United States during the 19th century.
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In addition to the aforementioned databases, OCL also has a wide variety of newspapers in print and/or microfilm, available for public perusal during our operating hours.

The microfilmed newspapers are available for use on the second floor of the Toms River branch; if you need assistance viewing these materials, please ask a staff member.

Current newspapers and back issues are available for browsing as well. A listing of some of our available print and microfilm titles can be found below. Coverage varies depending upon the newspaper and branch location. Please check the online catalog, or contact your local branch with any questions.

Titles Available in Print

Able Jewish Press Ocean Star
Asbury Park Press Lacey Beacon Philadelphia Gay News
Banner Latinos Unidos Philadelphia Inquirer
Barron’s Linn’s Stamp News Press of Atlantic City
Beach Haven Times Manahawkin Beacon Reporte Hispano
Chronicles of Higher Education New Egypt Press SandPaper
Daily News (NY) New York Amsterdam News Star-Ledger (Newark)
El Diario, La Prensa New York Times, The Toms River Times
Forward New York Times (Large Print) Trenton Times
Hoboe Pycckoe Caobo New York Times Book Review Tuckerton Beacon
Impacto: The Latin News Nuestra Comunidad USA Today
Investor’s Business Daily Observer (NY) Wall Street Journal
Italian Tribune Ocean County Observer Yated Neeman

Titles Available on Microfilm (at the Toms River Branch only)

Asbury Park Press Metro Newspaper Service Ocean County Leader
Beachcomber New Egypt Press Ocean County Observer
Beach Haven Times New Jersey Courier Ocean County Review
Christian Science Monitor New York Times Penna Gazette
Lacey Beacon North Hudson Leader South Monmouth News
Lakewood Citizen Ocean County Citizen Spring Lake Gazette
Lakewood Times and Journal Ocean County Daily Times Tuckerton Beacon
Manahawkin Beacon Ocean County Emblem Wall Street Journal
Manasquan Record Ocean County Journal Yorkshire Freeholder


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