Newspapers Databases

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New York Times (1851-2007)

Fulltext collection of historic newspapers, including the New York Times (1851-2003) and the Chicago Defender (1905-1975). Fulltext includes articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Dates of coverage: 1851 - 2007
Content Type: news, primary sources
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
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 Newspapers (US Newsstream)

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

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Access World News Research Collection (Newsbank)

Available through December 2019, Access World News Research Collection (from Newsbank) is a comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles, and newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more.  Note: Access is provided through the Washington State Library and ends 12/02/2019

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
African American Experience

Fulltext collection of materials covering African American history and culture. Topics covered include music, folklore, biography, education, politics and civil rights. The collection includes primary sources and encyclopedias.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: encyclopedia, primary sources
American Indian Experience

Fulltext collection exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. The collection includes primary sources and encyclopedias and cover Pre-contact to the present day.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: encyclopedia, primary sources
Archives of sexuality and gender: LGBTQ history and culture since 1940

Collection of materials covering important aspects of LGBTQ life since 1940.  Collected from institutions, organizations and grassroots groups, the Archives includes newspapers, correspondence, historical records, photographs and more.

Dates of coverage: 1094 - 2014
Content Type: primary sources
Ethnic NewsWatch

Full text collection of journals, magazines and newspapers from ethnic, minority and native presses.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: news, scholarly articles
Latino American Experience

A full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Includes primary documents, images, Spanish-language content, a timeline, and Web sites.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: encyclopedia, primary sources
SRDS Media Solutions

This database includes information about advertising and rates in all types of media sources. Includes Consumer Magazine Media, Local Media by DMA, Newspaper Media, TV and Cable Media, and Claritas Segmentation and Market Solutions (formerly known as LMAA and Nielsen SMS).

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: reference source