Blog: Newspapers.com Adds The Ottawa Citizen to its Collection

Screen shot of Chris' browser with Newspapers.com showing an issue of the Ottawa Citizen.
It looked like they were getting ready to add it for weeks and most of it has appeared recently.

Especially since Google removed the ability to search from its News Archives,1While you can still browse the News Archives, Google removed the index entirely some time around 2015 if I remember correctly. It’s not without other problems, of course, such as numerous issues missing, many of the scans being mirrored, and adequate-at-best quality. As in its glory days (c. 2010-13), however, it remains free to use. I had long hoped that a fully-searchable source for the Ottawa Citizen would show up online at some point. I was happy to see that Newspapers.com, which I have been using for the Ottawa Journal since 2013, has not only picked up the Citizen, but also the Montreal Gazette, and it appears that the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal will be going up as well. The Citizen back catalogue is not yet complete (holes in the latter-half of the 1970s, most of the 1980s-2000s) but should be soon. Access to issues beyond 1922 requires an upgraded subscription to Publisher Extra. Well worth it for me.

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1. While you can still browse the News Archives, Google removed the index entirely some time around 2015 if I remember correctly. It’s not without other problems, of course, such as numerous issues missing, many of the scans being mirrored, and adequate-at-best quality. As in its glory days (c. 2010-13), however, it remains free to use.

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