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News Sources at the University Libraries

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Major News Databases From the Library
  • ProQuest Newsstand
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/4487
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3317
    LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases for news, business, and legal research. It has global coverage of English language newspapers.
  • Factiva
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12681
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/8085
    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.
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Digital Archives of Historical Newspapers
  • African American Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2965
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16861
    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
    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/5589
    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.
  • Harper's Weekly
    http://tc.liblink.umn.edu/sfx_local?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=infofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fsfxit.com%3Aazlist&sfx.ignor
    Digital versions available for selected years from HarpWeek and microfilm holdings in MNCAT to the present.
  • Illustrated London News
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/17855
    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.
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16741
    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:
    • Chicago Tribune 2008-2014
    • New York Times 2008-2014
    • St. Paul Pioneer Press 2009-2014
    • Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 2009-2013
    • USA Today 2009-2014
    • Wall Street Journal 2008-2014
    • Washington Post 2008-2014
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16154
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14825
    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 Library Newspapers
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14823
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14822
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14826
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16517
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15627
    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.
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Other News Search Engines
  • AP News Archives
    http://www.aparchive.com/
    A moving image collection dating covering the entire 20th century to date. Collection includes Associated Press Television News footage from newsreels, film, and video.
    See About the AP Archive Content
  • Google News
    http://news.google.com/news?ned=en
    Current and archival access to news published on blogs and other news websites.
  • Newsbrary.Com
    http://nl.newsbank.com
    Index to daily newspapers in the United States.
  • Newseum Front Pages
    http://www.newseum.org/TodaysFrontPages/
    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
    http://www.reuters.com/
    Global news on business and international affairs.
  • Yahoo News
    http://news.yahoo.com/
    Yahoo partners with most of the prominent websites for news including the Associated Press.
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