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America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922
Available onsite only.

Full text cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of U.S.historic newspapers published in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Please note that the full text may not be available for all issues of a particular newspaper. To check the availability of a title, click on the tab "newspaper titles" (you must first remove all other search limiters from the Dates and Eras tab and the Places of Publication tab.). Then see which years are highlighted for full text.

Chronicling America Historical American Newspapers, 1836-1922
Freely available.

Full text digitization of over 6.6 million pages from more than 1000 print newspapers titles. Advanced search is recommended. Provides search limits by historical eras in US and Caribbean history. Use Article types tab to limit search by:
  • Lists of current prices of important commodities
  • Arrivals and departures of ships in domestic and foreign ports
  • Display and classified advertisements

Economist Historical Archive 1843-2010
Available onsite only.

Full text of this weekly newspaper. Useful for international business and politics. Offers full-color images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys. External Link

This site aggregates a large number of newspaper archives. One can either browse the archives then review the list of all newspaper titles contained in each or use the advanced search.

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2006
Available onsite only.

Full text for this British daily business newspaper. Useful for London finance and international business news.

Google News Archive External Link
Freely available

Must read how to search External Link this archive. Also, choose languages and regions External Link of the world for editions of newspapers intended for an audience in a particular geographic area.

The Making of the Modern World
Available onsite only.

Provides facsimilies of economic and business publications which cover 1450-1914.

http://www.newspapercat.orgExternal Link

Includes 1,500 digitized newspapers from the U.S. and Caribbean Area. Search by keyword, newspaper title or by city, county or state to locate titles.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
Available onsite only.

Scroll down to choose this title. Contains digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles. Includes the entire newspaper including advertisements and illustrations useful for product search.

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals
Available onsite only.

Scroll down to choose this title. Provides full text titles of general periodicals from the U.K.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Available onsite only.

Choose from the major U.S. historical newspapers listed.

Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006
Available onsite only.

Contains facsimile images of every issue of the "world's newspaper of record," The Times of London. Covers every major historical event over 200 years, from the French Revolution to the Vietnam War, as well as chronicling all significant social, economic and cultural trends.

TV News Archive External Link

Provides access to over 500,000 U.S. TV news sites. Search captions using Advanced Search to limit by news networks, TV news shows, and date range. Search the closed captions from US TV news stories 2009 to yesterday.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Available onsite only.

Provides individual network evening news broadcasts from the major American national broadcast networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN from August 5, 1968 to present.

World Newspaper Archive
Available onsite only.

Created in partnership between Readex, a division of NewsBank, and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). One of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories that includes historical newspapers:
African Newspapers 1800-1922
Latin American Newspapers 1805-1922
South Asian Newspapers 1864-1922

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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