Newspapers Databases

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Database Database Description
Academic Lexis-Nexis (now Nexis Uni)

Now called Nexis Uni, this database includes more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.  Includes court decisions (including historical cases dating back to the 1880s), full text law reviews, thousands of full text news sources in English and foreign languages, and current data on 13 million companies.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: news, primary sources, scholarly articles
Alternative Press Index

Index to articles from nearly 300 alternative, radical, and left periodicals, magazines, and newspapers. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary with an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences.

Dates of coverage: 1991 - present
Content Type: news, scholarly articles
New York Times (1851-2007)

Fulltext access to the New York Times (1851-2007), including articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Dates of coverage: 1851-2007
Content Type: news, primary sources
Nineteenth Century 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.

Dates of coverage: 1800 - 1900
Content Type: news, primary sources
Proquest Historic Newspapers: New York Times

Fulltext access to the New York Times (1851-2007), including articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Dates of coverage: 1851-2003
Content Type: news, primary sources
ProQuest Newspapers

Full text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. and international newspapers such as The New York Times and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: news
Seattle Times (1896-1984)

Fulltext collection of the Seattle Times.

Dates of coverage: 1896-1984
Content Type: news, primary sources
Times of London

Fulltext access to the Times of London, 1785-1985.

Dates of coverage: 1785 - 1985
Content Type: news, primary sources