Magazine & Newspaper Articles Online
The Wilmette Public Library subscribes to many databases which contain collections of newspapers and magazines.You can easily search these databases for articles either from within the library or remotely if you are a Wilmette or Kenilworth resident with a library card.
To search the databases go the A-Z Databases page and locate the collection you want to use. Once you click on your choice you will be asked for your library card number if you are outside of the library. Once you have selected and gained access to a database you will need to construct your search using words or phrases. Read the help section of the particular database to find the best way to search the database. You may also call the Reference Desk, 847-256-6935, to speak with a librarian about searching the various databases.
Historical Newspaper Articles
For newspaper articles you may want to use the library's electronic subscriptions to the Chicago Tribune (1985-), the Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1986), The New York Times (1980-), The New York Times Historical (1851-2003), and the Wall Street Journal. You can search these newspapers using terms or phrases. You will find links to these databases on our A-Z Databases page. We also have print indexes and microfilm collections to the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Wilmette Life as well as an online index to the Wilmette Life. For more specific information about what time period these collections cover and what parts of the newspaper are indexed contact the Reference Room at 847-256-6935.
Print Magazine and Newspaper Collection
The library subscribes to over 600 magazines and newspapers. Back issues of most magazines may be checked out for a week. The current issue of most magazines and newspapers are located in the Current Periodical Room for the adult collection and on display shelves in the Youth Services Department.