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News & Newspapers

Print newspapers and magazines are located in The Hub on Level 1 of Snell Library. View a list

Listings of library newspaper subscriptions, online and print: use Scholar OneSearch Journal Title Search.

More news resources and databases below:

19th Century British Newspapers (Gale Cengage)

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    The 19th Century British Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. This new collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those 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.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers (Gale Cengage)

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    As compelling as it is comprehensive, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

African Newspapers 1800-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

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    This collection of historical African newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive provides coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that shaped the continent.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies, Anthropology, Business, History, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology

Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper  Atlanta Daily World from 1931-2003.

Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper Baltimore Afro-American  from 1893 to 1988

Boston Globe, Current and Historical (1872-present) (ProQuest)

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Boston Phoenix

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    For more than 40 years (1972-2013), the Phoenix was Boston's alternative newspaper of record, the first word on social justice, politics, as well as the arts and music scene.  The Phoenix and its sister publications are being digitized, and selected issues are available electronically beginning in 2012.

    An author index covering 1973-1990 allows searching by the journalist's name for issues and articles that can be individually requested for digitization.

Center for Research Libraries

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    The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) collects and makes available important and rare collections of primary source materials, as well as thousands of foreign dissertations, historical journals, and newspapers from around the world.

    The collections are so varied as to include an unpublished manuscript music collection from Oxford, the vast engineering library of Linda Hall, and rare monograph and pamphlet area collections from various regions of the world. For example, the Sutro Library Mexican collection includes over 3,000 titles from the 1500-1900 time period, covering cultural, economic, political, religious, and social themes in Mexican history.

    These collections are made available in print, in microfilm, and, in many cases, online. Faculty, students, and staff are eligible to borrow resources through an extended delivery system or, when available, through electronic delivery or online.  See our Subject Guide to the Center for Research Libraries for more information. 

Chicago Defender 1910 - 1975 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Chicago Defender from 1910 to 1975.

Chicago Tribune: 1849- 1988 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

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    Proquest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849- 1988).  The historical Chicago Tribune collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Journalism

Chronicle of Higher Education Online

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    Current Northeastern faculty, staff and students may access the Chronicle one of three ways:

    On-campus: Connect directly to the Chronicle web site

    Anywhere including off-campus: Connect at http://ezproxy.neu.edu/login?url=http://chronicle.com 

    • If off-campus, you'll be prompted for myNEU username and password.
    • Optionally, you can use the library bookmarklet, a browser plugin that customizes any journal URL the library subscribes to, allowing access with your myNEU username and password.

    Anywhere including off-campus: Set up a personal account here using your Northeastern email address. 

    • Use your personal account to access the Chronicle site from anywhere in the world. No special URL or plugin necessary. 
    • Also works with the Chronicle iPad app.

     

Early American Newspapers, 1690-1876 (Readex)

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    Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 340,000 fully searchable issues from over 730 invaluable American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies. Providing unprecedented access to the nation’s early periods, Early American Newspapers enables researchers to explore essential newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, Communications Studies

Education Week

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    A weekly newspaper devoted to education. Articles, profiles, commentary, legislation, state and national news and book reviews for teachers and administrators in elementary and secondary schools.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Education

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Gale Cengage)

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    The largest and most comprehensive online historical archive of its kind and an essential resource for advanced study of the eighteenth century, this collection contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800. The works that were filmed for this collection come from a number of major institutions, including the British Library, the Bodleian (Oxford), Cambridge University, Harvard University, Library of Congress, the Huntington Library, University of Manchester and many more.

    Detailed subjects: 
    English & American Literature, Literature, History

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)

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    Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.

Factiva (Dow Jones/ProQuest)

Jointly funded by the University Libraries and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
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    Includes access to the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and hundreds of other international newspapers.

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    To limit your search to Wall Street Journal articles only, append sc=j to the end of your search.  For example:

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ForeignPolicy.com

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    Foreign Policy is the leading international source for global news, providing an evolving network of world-leading insights and analysis coupled with rapidly expanding original reporting.

    Detailed subjects: 
    International Affairs, Journalism, Political Science, History

GenderWatch (ProQuest)

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    Reprints full articles from women's studies magazines and newsletters (including some that are hard to find in print), as well as some scholarly journals. Some articles go back to the 1970's. You can browse a list of subjects or search by key words.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Women's Studies, LGBT Studies

Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)

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    Rich collection important to a full understanding of Unites States history. Includes the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

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    All historical newspaper documents from ProQuest, including the Atlanta Daiily World (1931-2003), The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Boston Globe (1872-1981), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The New York Times (1851-2008), the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and The Washington Post (1877-1999).

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies, History

History Journals and Historical Newspapers (ProQuest )

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    All historical primary source documents from ProQuest, including American Periodicals Series (1740 - 1940), Ethnic Newswatch (1959 - present), Boston Globe (1872-1981), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The New York Times (1851-2008), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).  For more primary sources, see our full list of primary source databases.

Illustrated London News 1842-2003 (Gale Cengage)

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    A historical archive of the Illustrated London News, the world's first pictorial weekly newspaper, from 1842-2003.  Includes over 260,000 pages in full facsimile, fully searchable. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Journalism

InfoTrac Newsstand

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
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    This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section or other fields, eliminating random searching through newspaper archives. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Journalism

Inside Higher Ed

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    Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. This resource includes: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article, practical career columns, and a powerful suite of tools to help higher education professionals get jobs and colleges identify and hire employees.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Education

Jewish Studies Source (EBSCOhost)

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    A multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Content within the collection is meant to cover all facets of Judaism and multiple areas of study. Over 350 full-text titles including academic journals, abstracts of monographs, newspapers and periodicals, including complete Jewish Telegraphic Agency wire service articles from 1922 to the present.

    Also search with Index to Jewish Periodicals

    Detailed subjects: 
    Jewish Studies, Religion

Latin American Newspapers 1805-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

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    Latin American Newspapers, Series 1—part of CRL's World Newspaper Archive—features 50+ historical Latin American newspapers. Titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922.

LexisNexis Academic

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    Up-to-date business and legal information is the strength of the LexisNexis Academic service. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Most documents are available in full text.

    If you experience problems printing from Lexis Nexis, try one of these solutions:

    • Download the article to PDF.   Open and print the PDF.
    • Use the browser print button instead of the Lexis-Nexis built in button.
    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Government, Law, Political Science

London Times (Gale Cengage)

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    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. Also known as The Times Digital Archive, and published under the name Times of London.  An invaluable source for primary historical research.

Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Los Angeles Sentinel from 1934 to 2005.

MERIP

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    Information and analysis of the Middle East including the Middle East Report, which provides news and analysis not generally found in mainstream sources.  Independent with no links to other educational, religious, or political organizations.  

MideastWire

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    A daily newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Economics, Government, International Affairs, Political Science

New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

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    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the New York Amsterdam News. Searches provide a PDF of each article as well as an abstract.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

New York Times (Gale Cengage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
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    Search the full text of The New York Times starting in 1995. (Does NOT include the Book Review.)

New York Times (LexisNexis Academic)

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    Online full text of the NY Times from 1980 to the present.

New York Times, Historical (1851 - 2010) (ProQuest)

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    The Historical New York Times collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text back to the first issue.  Magazine and classifieds included. Go to "Advanced Search"--> "Look up citation" to find a specific article by author, title, page, date and more. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Journalism

Nexis Uni

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    Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Most documents are available in full text.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Government, Political Science

Pittsburgh Courier: 1911-2002 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

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    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the Pittsburgh Courier. Searches provide a PDF of each article as well as an abstract

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

PressReader

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    PressReader provides online access to today's newspapers from over 100 countries around the world in over 60 languages in a full-color, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes over 5,000. Just like reading the familiar print edition, users can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. Users have the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire archive.

    PressReader  provides advanced digital features such as interactive tables of content, foreign language translation in 17 different languages, cross title searching, sharing of articles through email or blog postings, bookmarks and text-to-voice conversion.  

    This is a 90 day archive. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Communications Studies, Journalism, History

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)

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    Coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business

South Asia Newspapers 1864-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

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    Searchable 19th and 20th century newspapers from South Asia. Featuring titles from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

State House News Service

State House News Service is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.
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    Since 1911, the State House News Service in Boston has provided journalists, lobbyists, government officials and other civic and business leaders with high-quality, comprehensive, objective information about the activities of state government year-round.

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    Government, Political Science, Law

Times of London Digital Archive (Gale Cengage)

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    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. An invaluable source for primary historical research.

Wall Street Journal (via Factiva / Proquest)

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    Click on "sources" to limit your results to WSJ articles only:

    How to find Wall Street Journal articles in Factiva

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    Business

WebMD

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    WebMD is a leading ad-supported publisher of credible and timely health information for consumers. Experts in medicine, journalism and health communications provide news and information on health conditions with links to related articles, news, videos, blogs, slideshows, quizzes, discussions and supportive communities. Other features include drug and supplement information, first aid treatments, health, wellness and nutrition guides and many engaging interactive calculators and tools. One-time registration required to access some features.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Allied Health, Athletic Training, Geriatrics & Gerontology, Health Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Pathology & Audiology