ProQuest is a platform that provides access to thousands of publications available in many different languages. 

Sources available include current newspapers, scholarly journals, trade journals, magazines, dissertations, and more. The historical archives date back over 150 years.

ProQuest is a great resource for researchers, providing access to searchable full-text articles and abstracts.

For more information on ProQuest and it’s 8 major databases, including detailed instructions on how to perform search functions visit their official guide.

Follow the steps below to access The Los Angeles Times (or other publications like The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal) though ProQuest:

1. Click on ProQuest link on the databases page
arrow points to the ProQuest link on the NBPL databases page

2. Enter your NBPL Library Card Number
enter your library card number here

3. Click on “Publications” to narrow down what publication you’d like to read
highlights the publications section of proquest

4. Type in name of publication in the search bar, then press the “Search” button
search Los Angeles Times in PeoQuest

5. The top result will be the current issue of that publication
Search results for Los Angeles Times

6. You are able to then search through different issues and browse articles within the issues
browse articles in the Los Angeles Times


Additional search tips for using ProQuest can be downloaded here.