Chronicle and Transcript (6/6/2019 – 12/2/2021) – text-only access via Newsbank. News, police logs, sports coverage and features from the towns of Boxford, Hamilton, Ipswich, Middleton, Topsfield, and Wenham. The Chronicle and Transcript ceased print publication in December 2022, but community news can still be found at wickedlocal.com/chronicletranscript.
Salem News (2008-present) – text-only access via Newsbank.
Boston Globe (1980-present) – text-only ProQuest database. Can be searched by keyword or browsed by date (click on Publications and then select the title to browse).
Boston Herald – available in full-color flip-through format (2018 – present) or text-only format (1991-present) via Newsbank.
New York Times – Access to the news site, nytimes.com (does not include crossword or full access to the Cooking sections). Topsfield cardholders redeem an access code, which is good for 24 hours. Users will also need to create their own New York Times account, separate from the access code.
Wall Street Journal – Full access to wsj.com. Library access codes are good for 3 days. A unique account with email address is required.
U.S. Newstream (ProQuest) – offers access to the L.A. Times, Barron’s, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Washington Post, as well as hundreds of other local and regional news sources.
Please note: As of December 2020, RBdigital has merged with Overdrive. All magazines that were previously found on RBdigital or the RBdigital app may now be accessed via Overdrive or the Overdrive/Libby app.
Gale Databases include many regional, national and international newspapers. Hundreds of other scholarly and popular journals can be searched and browsed within the Gale collections.
Ebsco Databases provide similar access to thousands of magazines and journals.
On the Shelves at the Library
Back issues kept for 3 months
• Banker & Tradesman
• Boston Business Journal
• Boston Globe
• The Jewish Journal
• New York Times
• The Salem News
• Chronicle and Transcript/Tri-Town Transcript (loose papers from 2000-2021 are shelved on the second floor)
• Wall Street Journal
• View our listing of historical newspapers covering Topsfield and surrounding areas