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News Research Guide

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  • Historical
  • Current
  • Reference
  • Non-English
Try these collections of historical newspapers first.
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
    Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.
  • America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
    Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).
  • Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876)
    Fully searchable digitized collection of 18th- and 19th-century Caribbean newspapers, including 66 titles from 22 islands
  • Historical Chinese Newspapers
    English-language newspapers published in China. It spans 1832-1953, with most content from 1910-1940.
  • Chronicling America (1860-1922)
    Search or browse hundreds of newspapers through the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program. Includes descriptions of papers, and images are downloadable.
  • Google News Archive (1800s to present)
    Digitized and searchable U.S. and Canadian newspapers. Not at all comprehensive, but potential for excellent and historic coverage depending on title.
  • African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives) (1827-1902)
    Starting with Freedom's Journal in 1827, the database will eventually contain all major African-American newspapers published in the U.S. during the 19th century.
  • SALDRU (1975-2000)
    Archival news clippings from Southern Africa digitized as .pdf files. Over 1 million clippings, arranged into broad subject areas.
  • FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service (1974-1996)
    News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.
Check out these collections of current newspapers and media (or search the journal locator for specific titles).
  • Newsstand (ProQuest)
    Full text for over 1,300 local, regional and national newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, and more.
  • Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
    Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.
  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
    Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
  • Alternative Press Index (1969 to present)
    Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
  • Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
    Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
    News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.
    Content from newspapers, news agencies and publications from the African continent.
  • Latin American Newsletters (1967 to present)
    Daily news from Latin America translated and with analysis.
  • Television News Archive (1968 to present)
    Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News.
  • Lexis-Nexis Broadcast Transcripts
    Search news transcripts from NPR, PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, and more.
Use these directories to find information about newspapers and broadcasters.
Find news materials in other languages through these collections.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
    Full-text collection of Spanish-language and bilingual newspapers printed across the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • NAVER News Library (1920-1999)
    Archive from four major Korean newspapers: Dong-A Ilbo, Kyunghyang Shinmun, Maeil Business Newspaper, and Hankyoreh.
  • Zasshi kiji sakuin shusei detabesu (1868 to present)
    Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes.
  • Nikkei Telecom (1984 to present)
    Includes business news, company information, who's who with coverage since 1984.
  • Lexis-Nexis Foreign Language News
    Search for non-English-language news in a variety of languages.