Newspapers & Magazines Databases

Local History Archive: Sharon Advocate

With heartfelt thanks to the Sharon Community Preservation Commission for funding the Local History Project in 2015, the Sharon Public Library was able to begin the digitization process for the Town of Sharon newspapers. More newspapers will be added as funds allow. The following newspapers and ranges have been digitized:
  • Sharon Item (1909)
  • Sharon Advocate (1883 and forward, though there are some missing issues over the years)
Click here to access, search, and read Sharon Newspapers Online.

Unsure where to begin? Check out our Guide to searching newspapers through Advantage Preservation.

The Sharon Public Library Newspaper Digitization Project is supported by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities. We're happy to participate in their mission to improve civic life in Massachusetts.


The Boston Globe
  • Coverage dating from 1980 to present

The New York Times

  • Coverage dating from 1985 to present
  • The New York Times has also teamed up with libraries to offer unrestricted access to their online newspaper in and outside the library. Follow these instructions to take advantage of this service:
    • Remotely: Access New York Times Digital Off-site by clicking the  "Home Use" link on the left-hand side of our catalog home page. Select "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access. Select "Log In" and then "Sign Up" to create an account using your personal email address; or, log in if you already have an account. After 72 hours have passed, you will need to redeem another code by following the above steps.
    • In the library: Access New York Times Digital. Select "Log In" and then "Sign Up" to create an account using your personal email address; or, log in if you already have an account. Click through 5+ articles to ensure you do not hit the NYT paywall.

Gale OneFile: News icon News (Gale OneFile)
  • A full-text newspaper resource allowing users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields
  • Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers; leading titles from around the world; and thousands of images, radio and television broadcasts, and transcripts

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines icon Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)
  • A collection of popular magazines with a strong focus on including the most-searched publications among library patrons

RBdigital Magazines
  • Full-color, interactive digital magazines in PDF
  • Current and back issues available for immediate browsing and borrowing