The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.
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.
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.
This collection of historical African newspapers from the Readex World Newspaper Archive provides coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that shaped the continent. Topics related to the first world war, Zulu Wars, settler colonialism and the rejection of Western imperialism are themes covered.
Newspaper text is in English, Sotho, German, Portuguese, Xhosa, and more.
African American Studies, Anthropology, Business, History, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology
Proquest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984). The historical Atlanta Constitution collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text.
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.
Formerly called 19th Century British Newspapers, the British Library 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.
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.
Gain insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers. Included are critical perspectives on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history.
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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 American newspapers from from 23 states and the District of Columbia.
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.
Edited in London since 1843, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts. The online edition features content from 1997 to the present.
Business, Economics, Government, International Affairs
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.
English & American Literature, Literature, History
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.
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.
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).
A selection of historical newspaper documents from ProQuest, including the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), 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), New York Times (1851-2008), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Washington Post (1877-1999).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1—part of CRL's World Newspaper Archive—features 13 historical Latin American newspapers. Titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922.
LexisNexis has introduced Nexis Uni, which will replace LexisNexis Academic in 2018 and is now available for use.
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.
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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.
Meet the Press from Alexander Street opens up a wealth of information to libraries by making over 1,500 hours of footage—the full surviving broadcast run to date—available online in one cross-searchable interface.
Business, Communications Studies, Economics, Government, International Affairs, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Military/Naval Science, Political Science
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.
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.
Proquest Historical Newspapers: Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001). The historical Philadelphia Tribune collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text.
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 historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. In addition to article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate the period.
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.
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.