Newspapers and Journals are valuable resources for finding contemporary information about composers, musicians, musical works, reviews, and musical events. There are a number of databases which index these newspapers, some of which provide full text. A growing number of websites also feature digital reproductions of newspapers.
In researching newspapers and journals, persistence pays off: You should try a variety of databases, since each indexes different sources, and try a range of search strategies, such as searching for both a composer's full name and just the last name of the composer.
Although databases offer different search options, here are options for qualifying searches that you will find across many of them: