Database List

The following 23 databases are best for: Newspaper Collections

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19th Century British Library Newspapers    
Full runs (where possible) of 48 newspapers selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. Includes national and regional newspapers from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1800-1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
19th Century U.S. Newspapers    
Historical primary source newspapers, featuring full-text content including images. Covers newspapers that published in the 1800s from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
  • Coverage Range: 1800s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Accessible Archives    
Full-text access to a number of American 19th-century journals and newspapers. Special African-American, Civil War and Pennsylvania coverage.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Accessible Archives Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
African American Historical Newspapers    
A cross-searchable collection of historical content from leading African-American newspapers. Titles included are: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988). From ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Purchase made possible in part through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1910-2003, but varies by title
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Alternative Press Index    
Contains citations and some full-text articles from alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. It is international in scope with its central focus on socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays, lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Covers material from 1991 to the present. Click on the "Get It" button to access full-text when available.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Alternative Press Index Archive    
Journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Covering theories and practices of socialism and revolution alongside ecology, democracy and anarchism, feminism and organized labor, indigenous peoples and gays/lesbians, the coverage is both international and interdisciplinary
  • Coverage Range: 1969-1990
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900    
Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
  • Coverage Range: 1740 to 1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Early American Newspapers, 1690-1811, 1890-1928    
Fully searchable newspapers from all 48 states. Searches can be limited by date range, article type, language, place of publication, and newspaper title.
  • Coverage Range: 1690-1811, 1890-1928
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Readex

 
Ethnic News Watch    
Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Coverage Range: 1990 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Gallica (French Language)    
One of the largest digital libraries, Gallica offers free access to digitized books (including pamphlets), images, and sound resources in the original French. The collection, digitized by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, continues to grow and includes prestigious publications, dictionaries, and periodicals.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Bibliotheque nationale de France (BnF)

 
Historical Chinese Newspapers    
A collection of 22 English-language newspapers published in China between 1832 and 1953. Part of the Historical Newspapers database. Purchase made possible through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1832-1953
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: proquest

 
Historical Digital Archives    
A set of 11 separate databases of archival and primary source material, covering topics related to American history, including collections focusing on Hispanic- and African-American history. The individual databases are: African American Historical Serials Collection; American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-4; American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1-2; Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1; Gateway to North America--People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York; Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New York Historical Society; The Latino-Hispanic American Experience--Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers. Funded in part by a gift from Robert J. Weinstein, Dickinson College class of 1941.
  • Coverage Range: Varies; 1700s to 1960, many collection focus on 19th century.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Historical Newspapers    
Fully searchable, full-text copies of articles and images from the Atlanta Constitution; Atlanta Daily World; Baltimore Afro-American; Boston Globe; Chicago Defender; Chicago Tribune; Los Angeles Sentinel; New York Amsterdam News; New York Times; Pittsburgh Courier; Washington Post. Coverage varies by paper but goes back as far as 1851.
  • Coverage Range: 1851-2005
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
International Newsstand (trial through May 17)    
Database of over 800 international news sources, mostly in English.
  • Coverage Range: Varies, mostly early 2000s-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Lexis-Nexis - Academic Universe    
Access to hundreds of newspapers from around the world, plus a wealth of legal, business, medical, and reference information.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage varies but generally 1980s to current.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Reed Elseviar Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
London Times - Palmer's Full Text    
Palmer's includes citation coverage of the London Times from 1790 to 1905. Full text coverage is available from 1800 – 1870.
  • Coverage Range: 1790-1905
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
New York Times -- Historical Newspapers    
Fully searchable, full-text copies of articles and images from 1851 to 2008.
  • Coverage Range: 1851-2008
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Newspaper Source Plus    
More than 850 national and international newspapers, plus 870,000+ television and radio news transcripts, including: ABC News (American Broadcasting Company), ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), CBS News, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and PBS.
  • Coverage Range: Mid 1990s-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
NewspaperDirect PressDisplay    
Full-color, full-page access to current newspapers from around the world, in their native language, with back issues for up to 90 days. Searchable by keyword, browsable by region, country and topic. Free PressReader app allows downloading to mobile device for offline reading.
  • Coverage Range: 90 days ago to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest
  • 3 Simultaneous Users

 
NewsVault    
Allow for cross-searching of 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, Listener Historical Archive, Sunday Times (London) Digital Archive, Times (London) Digital Archive, and Times (London) Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
  • Coverage Range: 19th and 20th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Regional Business News    
Provides full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications.
  • Coverage Range: 1990-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World News Connection (East View; trial through May 10)    
Access to a historical archive of news from all over the world, translated into English. An important resource for those who do not know the foreign language yet needs a different perspective other than US.
  • Coverage Range: 1994-2013
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: East View

 
Yomidas Rekishikan (Yomiuri Shimbun)    
Over 11 million articles from every issue of Japan’s major newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun. In four parts: 1) The Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras section (1874-1989), 2) The Heisei Era section (September 1986 onwards),  3) The Daily Yomiuri section (September 1989 onwards), and 4) The Contemporary Who’s Who, with searchable biographical data and articles on over 26,000 prominent individuals. Includes photos, images, advertisements. Search in Japanese or English. English versions of modern articles are available.
  • Coverage Range: 1874 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Yomiuri Shimbun
  • 3 Simultaneous Users