Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017 Views: 24
The Shapiro Library has databases with archived newspapers including “Newspaper Source” (EBSCO) and “Newspapers - Proquest”. All of our databases are located on the Shapiro Library homepage via the A-Z Database List (this link is located in the “Resources” column).
- Newspaper Source (EBSCO): This database is a collection of full-text local, regional, national and international newspapers.
- Newspapers - Proquest: This database is a collection of local, regional, national and international newspapers. Newspapers - Proquest has three sections:
- Canadian News Complete: A collection of over 300 full-text Canadian newspapers. Some newspapers date as far back as the 1970’s and 1980’s.
- Proquest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times: Full-text of the New York Times from 1852 until three years ago. This database includes the New York Daily Times (1851 - 1857), and the New York Times (1857 up to 3 years ago).
- Proquest Newsstand: A collection of full-text regional, national and international newspapers with detailed indexing. This database provides access to columns, editorials, obituaries and other features of each paper.
Please note: The New York Times-Historical and the Wall Street Journal each have their own link on the A-Z Database List.
To find a specific newspaper in Proquest Newsstand:
- Go to the Shapiro Library homepage. Then click on the A-Z Database List link.
- Click on “N” and then scroll down to Newspapers - Proquest. Click on the title of the database.
- You will now be on the main search page of Proquest News & Newspapers. Click on the “Publications” link above the search box.
- Type in the title of the newspaper you want to search. Choose “Title begins with” on the right drop-down menu. Your result will have an abstract about the newspaper that includes the date range and a link to the full-text. Over 1,100 newspapers are included in this database.
- Click on the “Full text available” link to access the full-text of this newspaper.
In addition to the Shapiro Library’s newspaper databases, there are online newspaper directories of archived newspapers.
- Library of Congress U.S. Newspaper Directory - This is a directory of newspapers published in the United States since 1690. (Not all of the fifty states participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program).
- Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room - A directory of newspaper archive sources on the web.
- Newspapers.com - A directory of 4,000 newspapers that date from 1700’s to 2000’s.
Local public libraries are another resource for finding archived newspapers, often on microfilm and/or microfiche.
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