If the newspaper story is a first hand account of a topic or event it can be considered a primary source. If a newspaper story is an interpretation of an event from the past written later it can be considered a secondary source.
Historical Newspapers from the Boston Public Library - Non-Library External Sources
With a BPL e-Card (Boston Public Library) card which is free fro all MA residents and students) you can access historical newspapers. Once you have registered you can go to the online resources page and start searching the newspapers.
Subscription includes access to the New York Times Digital edition for all WIT faculty, staff, and students. Coverage is from 1851 to date, with some exceptions. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. Does not include Crosswords and Times Insider.
New users must create an account. Existing accounts must be renewed. For off-campus registration, please go here.