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Nineteenth century American newspapers, periodicals and books, including African American newspapers, US county histories, and ladies' magazines.
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African American Newspapers
Seven nineteenth-century African American newspapers in full text, including advertising, 1827-1902.
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African Newspapers: World Newspaper Archive
African colonial newspapers in European and African languages, late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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News stories from a full range of local newspapers from all over the African continent, 1997-present.
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AP Images
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Associated Press' library of photographs back to 1826, plus news stories, graphics and audio 1997-present.
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts' newspaper of record, 1980-present.
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Center for Research Libraries
Catalog of over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, and government publications, with an emphasis on non-U.S. materials. Use interlibrary loan to request items.
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Chronicle of Higher Education
News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Browse issues 1995-current; search articles 1989-current.
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Ethnic NewsWatch & ENW: A History
Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. In several languages, 1965-present.
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Historic Northampton
Best resource for local history. Online Research section includes images of Hampshire Gazette 1786-96, and of historic maps, portraits, clothing, and houses.
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Historical Baltimore Afro-American
The paper in full text, 1893-1988.
Also known as: Baltimore Afro-American
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Historical Boston Globe
The entire Boston Globe, searchable, in image files, 1872-1982.
Also known as: Boston Globe (1872-1979)
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Historical Chicago Defender
Influential black weekly newspaper, searchable, in image files, 1905-1975.
Also known as: Chicago Defender
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Historical Chinese Newspapers
English-language newspapers published in China. It spans 1832-1953, with most content from 1910-1940.
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Historical Hartford Courant
Connecticut's paper of record, 1764-1988.
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Historical New York Amsterdam News
Newspaper of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, 1922-1993.
Also known as: New York Amsterdam News
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Historical New York Times
The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.
Also known as: New York Times
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Historical Pittsburgh Courier
The leading newspaper of the African American community in twentieth-century U.S. Covers 1911-2002.
Also known as: Pittsburgh Courier
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Historical Washington Post
Paper of record of the nation's capital, 1877-1995.
Also known as: Washington Post
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Latin American Newspapers
Thirty five searchable newspapers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere, 1805-1922.
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LexisNexis Academic
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Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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Massachusetts Newsbank
Amherst Bulletin, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Springfield Republican, Greenfield Recorder and six more Western Mass papers, most mid-90's to present.
Also known as: Western Massachusetts Newspapers
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Middle East Newsstand
More than 30 current, full text newspaper French- and English-language newspapers from the Arab world, Israel, and the subcontinent.
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Naver News Library
Four major Korean newspapers: Tonga ilbo 東亞日報 = Dong-A ilbo, 1920-1999; Kyŏnghyang sinmun 京鄕新聞 = Kyunghyang Shinmun, 1946-1999; Maeil kyŏngje sinmun 每日經濟新聞 = Maeil Business Newspaper, 1966-1999; and Han'gyŏre 한겨레 = The Hankyoreh, 1988-1999. Displays in original text, Han�gul version text, and original images.
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New York Times Online
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People�s Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao)
Chinese newspaper of record, 1946-present.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Combined search of historic Afro-American and ethnic and alternative newspapers, and historical Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post.
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Ren Min Ri Bao (People's Daily) Archive (Oriprobe version)
Archives of China's national newspaper, in full text.
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Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers
English newspapers, broadsides and pamphlets 1620's-1790's, all topics, in searchable full text.
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Wall Street Journal
Searchable full-text of the financial paper of record from 1984 to present. Earlier years on microfilm can be requested on 3rd floor.
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Westlaw Campus Research
Legal encyclopedias, law reviews, and legal treatises; case, statutory, and regulatory law; newspapers and magazines; business data, 1980's-present.
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Same content as Westlaw Campus Research (see above) with different user interface.
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Yomidas Rekishikan
Yomidas Rekishikan will be upgraded on October 20, 2014, improving both content and design of the archive.
Japan's largest newspaper, Yomiuri Shinbum, in full text, 1874-present. Includes English edition, Daily Yomiuri, 1989-present.
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