Databases





DATABASE TITLE FULL DESCRIPTION COVERAGE FULL TEXT
African American Newspapers: The 19th Century Cultural life and history during the 1800s in the U.S. and the Canadian province of Ontario: first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. Large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements, all of which portray the African-American experience. 1827-1900 yes
African American Periodicals Over 170 African American newspapers and magazines published in the U.S. from 1825-1995, from slavery during the Antebellum Period to the struggles and triumphs of the modern era. Publications include African Repository (1825-92), Black Panther (1967-75), Black Worker (1929-68), and Soul (1966-76). Search full-text by any or all of these periods: Slavery and Antebellum Era (1825 to 1860), U.S. Civil War (1861 to 1865), Reconstruction and Post War South (1866 to 1895), Segregation and the Rise of Black Protest Thought (1896 to 1920), African American Culture in the New Era (1921 to 1945), Civil Rights Era (1946-1960), The Second Reconstruction (1961-1972), Modern / Contemporary Era (1973-1998). The collection is based upon James P. Danky's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998) and drawn from holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society. 1825-1995 -
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Searchable full text and page images from over 6,500 historical periodicals held by the American Antiquarian Society. The collection covers a wide range of topics including agriculture, art, business, industry, education, entertainment, science and medicine, religion, family life, literature, politics, and women’s studies. 1691-1877 yes
British newspapers Provides access to historic national & regional papers from British Isles. Searches across two collections: 1)The 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 2) 19th Century British Library Newspapers. 1603-1900 yes
Civil War Collection Six-part collection of newspaper articles and books published at or near time of the war, 1860-1865. ####I: A Newspaper Perspective. II: The Soldiers' Perspective (regimental histories). III: The Generals' Perspective (memoirs). IV: The Midwestern Perspective (Indiana newspapers published between 1855 and 1869, including Vincennes Gazette and Vincennes Western Sun). V: Iowa's Perspective. VI: Northeast Regimental Histories 1860-1865 yes
Early American Newspapers, Series, 6 & 7 Fully searchable runs of 215 newspapers from 27 states and the District of Columbia from 1741-1922. Highlights of Series 6 include the Detroit Plaindealer; The Colored American, Detroit's first successful black newspaper; and the Arkansas Gazette, one of the first papers west of the Mississippi. Highlights of Series 7 include New Orleans' Times-Picayune, established in 1837, and The Oregonian, founded in 1850 in Portland and still the state's largest daily. 1741-1922 yes
Ethnic NewsWatch Provides access to full-text articles from 200 magazines, journals, and newspapers published by the ethnic, minority, and native press in America. Searchable in both English and Spanish. 1985 - present partial
Gannett Newsstand Offers exclusive access to over 85 local and regional U.S. newspapers from Gannett including the Detroit Free Press, The Indianapolis Star, and the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly to provide access to not only top news stories but also to information contained in the various sections of the papers. - -
Keesing's World News Archive Comprehensive, accurate, and concise reporting of major world events since 1931 selected and summarized from various news reports from around the world. 1931 - current yes
LexisNexis Academic Provides full text access to federal and state court cases and laws, European Union law, patents, tax law, law review articles, newspaper articles, and additional reference information. Includes U.S. Supreme Court opinions from 1789 to present. varies partial
MasterFILE Premier Provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,780 periodicals and full text coverage for nearly 1,860 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. 1984-present##fulltext, 1990-present partial
McClatchy-Tribune Collection A 90-day archive of approximately 100 newspapers from the Knight Ridder wire service. Last 90 days yes
Newspaper Source This database provides selected full text coverage for 245 newspapers, newswires and other sources. This collection includes cover-to-cover full text for The Christian Science Monitor and The Los Angeles Times as well as selected full text from hundreds of regional newspapers. International newspaper coverage includes cover-to-cover full text for The Times (London), The Toronto Star, The Australian, and more. Newswire coverage includes AP Online (Associated Press), Asia Pulse, Canadian Press Wire, World Stream Newswires and more. 1994-present partial
Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers Searchable full text of full runs of newspapers specially selected by the British Library to represent 19th-century Britain. Includes national and regional newspapers. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. Penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also included. There are also contextual essays regarding the role of newspapers in the Victorian age, bibliographic headnotes and a chronological overview. 1800-1900 yes
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers This database Provides access to approximately 500 U.S. newspapers, published between 1800 and 1900. ##It includes titles from throughout the United States, many published in what were, at the time, only territories. Newspapers selected on their immediate value to researchers on the press and on the century in general. ##Papers selected cover a broad spectrum, with a comprehensive geographical and chronological range. 1800-1900 yes
Periodicals Archive Online PAO provides online access to over 700 periodicals that are indexed in its companion database, Periodicals Index Online, which indexes over 6,000 journals and is accessible from the PAO homepage. PAO contains the full-text backfiles of over 700 journals, including many in foreign languages. It also indexes and links to articles in JSTOR. 1665 - 2000 yes
PressDisplay Provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.  The ever-expanding collection currently includes more than 2,000 U.S. and international titles—from 100 countries in 56 languages.  Current editions with up to a 60-day backfile yes
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The New York Times (1851-2010), The Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003), The Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and The Wall Street Journal (1889-1996). 1764-2011 yes
ProQuest Newsstand Full text of 1,300+ newspapers from the U.S., U.K., and around the world, including Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Times [London], El Pais [Madrid], Le Monde [Paris], The South China Morning Post [Hong Kong], and many others. Current, with backfiles from 1980s to 2010, depending on title -
Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers Searchable full-text access to the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) The nearly 1270 titles and one million pages are predominantly London newspapers from 1603 up to the early 1800s. 1603-early 1800 yes
TOPICsearch A selective index to full text articles on current issues from over 2700 newspapers, magazines, biographies, public opinion polls, and government information. 1992-present yes
World News Connection Archive World News Connection Archive (1995-2013)is an online news service, that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information. Particularly effective in its coverage of local media sources, WNC provides you with the power to identify what really is happening in a specific country or region. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.Contains information compiled by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) which was part of the CIA and is now part of the U.S. Government's Open Source Center. - -