Skip to main content
News Sources at the University Libraries

Newspapers have unique qualities that make them a great source to find:

Table of Contents:

Major News Databases From the Library
  • ProQuest Newsstand Authentication Required
    Text versions for hundreds of daily U.S. newspapers selected international sources. Archival coverage starts in January 1995 for most papers and reaches as far back as 1986 for others.
  • LexisNexis Academic Authentication Required
    LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases for news, business, and legal research. It has global coverage of English language newspapers.
  • Factiva Authentication Required
    The largest collection of full text news sources includes titles from countries worldwide. Besides major daily newspapers, it also includes newswires, trade magazines, interviews and transcripts of media programs. News content includes 9,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch Authentication Required
    Full-text articles from over 300 American ethnic and minority newspapers including Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and other multi-ethnic communities. Coverage dates back to 1990.
[Return to Top]

Digital Archives of Historical Newspapers
  • African American Newspapers Authentication Required
    Text and full-page online archive of African-American newspapers covering the 1800s. It contains articles from seven African-American newspapers published in the United States during the 19th century, including Freedoms Journal, The Colored American, The National Era, and The Christian Recorder.
  • America's Historical Newspapers Authentication Required
    Includes Early American Newspapers Series 1, 6 and 7, 1690-1922. Spanning two centuries and 40 states, these archives of selective content from historical newspapers are primary sources for researching crucial conflicts from the Civil War to World War I, movements ranging from early states rights to women's suffrage, noteworthy citizens, local events, natural disasters; political campaigns; and the evolution of American culture.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
    This site allows you to search and view US newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
  • Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, The Authentication Required
    Text and full-page online archive of Civil War era newspapers. Includes articles from the Charleston Mercury, the New York Herald and the Richmond Enquirer.
  • Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 Authentication Required
    Digital archive of the Financial Times, the leading daily business newspaper of Britain and Europe, covering 1888-2010. Search and download articles or full pages that include articles, advertisement, charts, illustrations, photographs, and supplementary content.
  • Harper's Weekly
    Digital versions available for selected years from HarpWeek and microfilm holdings in MNCAT to the present.
  • Illustrated London News Authentication Required
    The Illustrated London News Historical Archive provides online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations.
  • Authentication Required
    A partial collection from Newspaper Archives covering historical newspapers from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Digital reproductions of newspapers from counties and cities from the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm Authentication Required
    A collection of fully digitized newspapers that are produced from microfilm and can be browsed remotely. Content becomes available several months after the print issue. Proquest Digital Microfilm is for browsing only and cannot be searched by keyword. The library subscribes to the following titles:
    • New York Times 2008-2015
    • St. Paul Pioneer Press 2009-2015
    • Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 2009-2015
    • USA Today 2009-2015
    • Wall Street Journal 2008-2015
    • Washington Post 2008-2015
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers Authentication Required
    Digital reproductions of major U.S. newspapers that include the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Other titles include the Atlanta Daily World and the Los Angeles Sentinel, the New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Chicago Defender.
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers Authentication Required
    Digital archive of 19th century U.S. newspapers (1.7 million pages). Includes digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
  • Nineteenth Century British Newspapers Authentication Required
    Digital archive of 48 nineteenth century British newspapers. This online collection includes national and regional newspapers including 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 included in the collection.
  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Authentication Required
    Digital archive covering British news media from 1757-1817. The archive contains about 700 newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney. The contents were published mostly in London, and some were published in English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.
  • Times Digital Archive Authentication Required
    Digital Archive of The Times of London for the years 1785-1985. Full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories.
  • World News Digest Authentication Required
    World News Digest brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the Facts On File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and convenient new features such as tabbed search results. It covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.
  • World Newspaper Archive Authentication Required
    Representing the largest fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe, the World Newspaper Archive was created in partnership between Readex, a division of NewsBank, and the Center for Research Libraries to advance research opportunities across a wide range of academic disciplines. This collection of historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and other regions provides excellent coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that have shaped world history. Additional collections covering other regions will be added over time.
[Return to Top]

Other News Search Engines
  • Access World News
    Available from the Hennepin County Library. Includes newspapers and television transcripts from state and local newspapers in the United States.
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    Photographs and news from the Associated Press with over 100 years of historical coverage. Use VPN to access off campus. Subscription cancelled with October 31, 2015.
  • Google News
    Current and archival access to news published on blogs and other news websites.
  • Newseum Front Pages
    Newseum displays the daily newspaper front pages in their original and unedited form for 590 front pages from 58 countries. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • Reuters
    Global news on business and international affairs.
  • Yahoo News
    Yahoo partners with most of the prominent websites for news including the Associated Press.
[Return to Top]

Guides to Minnesota, U.S. and International News

[Return to Top]

Page Coordinator: Van Houlson
This URL:



Federal Depository Library Program