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America's News (NewsBank) Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S, including current and archived issues of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the San Jose Mercury News, and the San Francisco Chronicle with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
California Digital Newspaper Collection Historical California newspapers (1846-1922); also some contemporary newspapers, including Santa Cruz Sentinel (April 2008-May 2010)
Downloadable and Streaming Books, Movies, Music, & Magazines A wide range of entertaining media you can access 24/7 with your library card.
Explora A multidisciplinary database of articles providing full text of thousands of general reference publications covering virtually every subject area of general interest.
Historical Newspaper Index This is an index to newspapers published in Santa Cruz County, primarily the Santa Cruz Surf, Pacific Sentinel, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Mountain Echo. Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County create and maintain the Index and are responsible for the content.
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Local News Index Index to early newspapers published in Santa Cruz, including the Santa Cruz Daily Surf, the Santa Cruz Evening News, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. See also: Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County's Historic Newspaper Indexing Project
New York Times Full access to the New York times online from any Library branch. You must first register for an account or log in with an existing account. For remote access, use this link and follow these instructions.
Newspaper Clipping File Index to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' newspaper clipping file (early 1900's-present)
Newspapers.com World Collection Provides online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s to the early 2000s, with full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Includes Santa Cruz papers.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Archives Digital collections of Evening Sentinel, Santa Cruz Evening News, Santa Cruz Weekly Sentinel, and Santa Cruz Sentinel, 1896-2005. Available only from within the library.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Collection (NewsBank) Explore Santa Cruz history through local news, events and people with the Santa Cruz Sentinel Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages (2019-Current), full-text articles (1999-Current) and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Watsonville Historical Newspaper Archive Watsonville newspapers from 1864-2012 including the Pajaronian, Evening Pajaronian, Watsonville Morning Sun, and The Watsonville Register Pajaronian available via the DigitalReel Platform which allows date and keyword searching.