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Primary Sources: American Newspapers

Lowell Sun

There are several approaches to getting articles from the Lowell Sun, depending on what you need. If you are researching coverage of a particular topic, you can use the Nexis Uni database, following the instructions in reference librarian Margaret Manion's powerpoint below.

 If you want to browse the current issue, follow the instructions for using the university's subscription below. If you need back issues, you may need to go to Pollard Library and use your UML credentials. as described in this guide.

Access Current Issue of the Lowell Sun

For access to UML's subscription to the current issue of the Lowell Sun, contact the library or University Relations.

Back Issues of Lowell Sun via Pollard Library

From the Pollard Library webite, students can register for either a physical card in person or an ecard online – - this link is specifically for UML students, staff, and faculty.

Once you have the card, you can access back issues of the Lowell Sun online using Newsbank - - you will need a card number to use it.

Students can also view the Eagle Tribune and other papers from the area in Newsbank. Most of this is text only, so pictures would have to be requested to the reference department ( if they are needed. Microfilm Reader available by reservation, call 978-674-4120. Four microfilm readers and one electronic microfilm scanner are located on the second floor.  Printing is available at $.25 per copy. There is no charge for scanning—bring your own thumb drive.

eCards take a few days lead time (3-5), so apply sooner rather than later. 

How to Access

Boston Herald Newspapers In Education Link: For E-Edition Access Only

To access the e-edition through our NIE Teacher’s Link Account:

Go to:
Find “Student Log In”
Contact the library for the password.