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  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
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    The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Newly digitized, all Burney treasures are now fully text-searchable in Gale Digital Collection.
  • 19th Century British Newspapers
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    19th Century British Newspapers contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society.
  • 19th Century Masterfile
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    19th Century Masterfile is a vast "Index of Indexes", and is the largest resource for historical research prior to 1925. 19th Century Masterfile brings together over 60 subject indexes to: Periodicals; Newspapers; Books; US Congressional Record; US and UK Government Documents;US Patents. You can query over 11 million citations in 19th Century Masterfile in a single search.
  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
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    19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from 500 newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.
  • Access World News Research Collection
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    The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Over 4,500 news sources are included. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.
  • Accessible Archives
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    This database provides full text access to a diverse range of primary source materials from 18th & 19th century America. The collection includes:letters, advertisements, editorials, sketches, county records, complete runs of important periodicals and much more. Titles of interest include: The Pennsylvania Gazette, the Virginia Gazette, The South Carolina Gazette,Godey's Lady Book, and The North Star.
  • African American Newspapers (1827-1998)
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    African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers published by African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before
  • African American Newspapers: The 19th Century (Accessible Archives)
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    This collection includes articles from 7 important 19th century African American publications: The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass' Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era,The North Star, and Provincial Freeman. The articles provide first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts,business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion.They also contain large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics,essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements.
  • America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1998 -
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    America's Historical Newspapers Part of Readex's Archive of Americana which provides access to over 2,400 newspapers. Collections include: Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, 1690-1900; Early American Newspapers by ERA, 1690-1815, and 1866-1889; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.
  • American County Histories (Accessible Archives)
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    County histories have long been the cornerstone of historical and genealogical research. These digitized collections cover the history of 22 states and include: local history, geology, geography, weather,transportation, lists of all local participants in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, banking and insurance, schools and teachers, cemeteries, health and vital statistics, public officials and legislators, and much more.
  • American Periodicals 1740-1940
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    Includes digitized images of over 1,800 American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal;regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking publications like The Dial (publication of the Transcendentalists), Puck (first successful humor magazine), and McClure's (creator of muckraking journalism).
  • Archive of Americana
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    This family of historical collections contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.
  • Atlanta Daily World (Historical)
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    Atlanta Daily World offers full page and article images with searchable full text. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue, beginning December 1931.
  • Baltimore Sun (Historical Newspapers)
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    The Baltimore Sun offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue
  • Boston Globe (Historical)
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    The Boston Globe offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (March 4, 1872). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • British Periodicals
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    British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
  • California Courier Historical Archive
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    Earliest issue: August 20, 1958. Latest issue: December 31, 2000.
    Note: Issues published within the date range may be missing. Efforts to locate and add any such missing issues are ongoing.
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection
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    A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present.
  • California Newspaper Project (CNP)
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    The California Newspaper Project is an 18 year effort by the CBSR to identify, describe and preserve California newspapers. Close to 9,000 California newspapers were inventoried in over 14,000 repositories throughout the state, 1.5 million pages of California newspapers were preserved and made available on microfilm, and 100,000 rolls of negative microfilm rolls are being processed for permanent storage at the UC Regional Library Storage Facilities.
  • Chicago Defender (Historical)
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    Robert Sengstacke Abbott founded the Defender in May 1905, and by the outbreak of the First World War it had become the most widely-read African American newspaper in the country, with more than two thirds of its readership based outside Chicago. When Abbott died in 1940, his nephew John Sengstacke became editor and publisher of the Defender, which began publishing on a daily basis in 1956. Full text of this newspaper is available in both the Black Studies Center and ProQuest Historical Newspapers databases.
  • Chicago Tribune (Historical)
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    The Chicago Tribune offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (April 23, 1849). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Christian Science Monitor (Historical)
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    The Christian Science Monitor offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (Nov. 25, 1908). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
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    This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 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). This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 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, Parts I-VI (Accessible Archives)
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    This collection includes: Part I: A Newspaper Perspective - contains articles from The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published from 11/1/1860-4/15/1865. Part II: The Soldiers' Perspective - provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day actions of the troops primarily in the form of regimental histories. Part III: The Generals' Perspective - digitized books and memoirs that give a sense of the strategies and tactics used in battles. Part IV: The A Midwestern Perspective - contains articles from 7 newspapers published in Indiana from1855-1869. Part V consists of Civil War memoirs, pamphlets, and regimental histories from the University of Iowa. Part VI: Northeast Regimental Histories - include rosters, transportation documents, honor rolls, casualty statistics and promotion and court martial documents.
  • Digital Microfilm Newspaper
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    Provides access to 2009-present Los Angeles Times, Record Edition; Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition; Washington post, Final edition; New York Times, Late Edition: USA Today.
  • Early American Newspapers, 1690-1900
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    Includes access to Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876, Series 2, 1758-1900, and 12 ERA collections covering 1690-1815 and 1866-1889. Overall, this collection includes over 1,100 newspapers.
  • Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2006
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    The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2006, is the complete searchable facsimile run of the world's most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every article and advertisement ever printed in the paper can be searched and browsed individually and page by page. This is an essential, comprehensive and unbiased research tool for everyone studying public affairs, and economic and financial history of the last 120 years.
  • Guardian (1821-2003) and Observer (1791-2003)
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    The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Hartford Courant (Historical)
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    The Hartford Courant offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (May 24, 1764). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
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    USC's holdings of the American ethnic press are significantly enhanced with the addition of this collection from Readex Newsbank covering Hispanic American newspapers from 22 U.S. states published in the period 1808-1980. Searchable by dates and "eras", article types, languages, place of publication, and newspaper title.
  • Historical Newspapers Online
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    Historical Newspapers contains four major historical resources:
    • Palmer's Index to the Times which covers the period from 1790 to 1905 in The Times
    • The Official Index to the Times which takes the coverage forward from 1906 to 1980
    • The Historical Index to the New York Times which covers The New York Times from 1851 to September 1922
    • Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870, providing access to the full articles referenced in Palmer's index to the Times
  • Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
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    Over 24,000 pages from twenty-five titles of relocation camp newspapers, from 1942-1945.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at http://www.lexisnexis.com/terms/general. Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (Historical)
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    The Historic Los Angeles Sentinel provides full-text access to the most important African-American newspaper published in Los Angeles, from its founding in 1934 through 2005.
  • Los Angeles Times (Current)
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    Full-text major daily newspaper from Los Angeles. With the nation's largest editorial department, it offers extensive coverage of national, international, and local news. Coverage: 1985-current.
  • Los Angeles Times (Historical)
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    The Los Angeles Times offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (Dec. 4, 1881). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue
  • National Library of Australia Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803-1954
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    The Australian Newspapers service allows access to historic Australian newspapers digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program.
  • New York Times (Current)
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    ull-text coverage, 1980-present, of the US newspaper of record. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts.
  • New York Times (Historical)
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    The New York Times offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (September 18, 1851). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • New York Tribune (Historical)
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    The New York Tribune offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue April 10, 1841). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project
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    A project of the North Carolina State Archives, this collection contains over 23,000 pages from newspapers dating from 1751 until 1898. Click on the link "Newspapers Included" to see the current list of titles from 6 towns. The runs are mostly short, sometimes with only 2 or 3 issues from one paper. Advertisements are included, including indexing of the text. Navigation is a bit awkward.
    In addition to browsing, you can search by keyword, year, or a particular newspaper. Results include a thumbnail of the newspaper as well as its title and the date of the particular result. Clicking on the thumbnail of the page provides a viewer window to show you the whole page, with icons for moving around, zooming, turning the paper, etc.
  • Obituaries & Death Notices
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    The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.
  • Pennsylvania Gazette
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    The Pennsylvania Gazette, published from 1728-1800, was one of the mostprominent and successful newspapers in the American colonies and EarlyRepublic. Published in Philadelphia, the newspaper was purchased by BenjaminFranklin and Hugh Meredith in 1729. Franklin not only printed the paper butalso contributed pieces under aliases. This newspaper was the first to printa political cartoon in America, "Join, or Die," authored by Franklinhimself. This digital version of The Pennsylvania Gazette provides afirst-hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the NewRepublic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectivesof each of these periods. Also included is the full-text of such importantwritings as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Letters froma Farmer, Thomas Payne's Common Sense, The Federalist Papers and much more.
  • Post War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950
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    Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950 provides a unique perspective on the lives of the survivors — Jewish and non-Jewish — of the Holocaust and World War II. The collection contains documents from British government files as well as those of the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad and the Jewish Relief Units — including surveys, leaflets, reports of relief workers, U.S. zone reports, War office memos, Exodus Camp records, Displaced Persons Assembly Centre weekly reports and correspondence of relief organizations. It covers the international politics leading the administration, care, repatriation and emigration of Displaced Persons (DPs) and the daily plight of the refugees themselves.
  • ProQuest Civil War Era
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    This database provides access to the full runs of eight newspapers from 1840-1865 and nearly 2000 pamphlets focusing on the entire Civil War era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War. Materials were specifically selected for regional and diverse perspectives they offer; newspapers include /Richmond Dispatch/, /Charleston Mercury/, /New Orleans Times Picayune/, /Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal/, /The Kentucky Daily Journal,/ and the /Memphis Daily Appeal./ Pamphlets come from two important collections: Slavery and Anti-Slavery Pamphlets from the Libraries of Salmon P. Chase & John P. Hale and Civil War Pamphlets 1861-1865.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers and Magazines
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    This Proquest database searches 20 historical newspaper collections at once: American Periodicals (1740-1940), the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945), Atlanta Daily-World (1931-2003), Baltimore Sun (1837-1986), Boston Globe (1872-1981), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Christian Science Monitor (1908-1998), The Guardian & Observer (1791-2003), Hartford Courant (1764-1986), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), Los Angeles Times (1881-1988), New York Amsterdam News(1922-1993), New York Times (1851-2008), New York Tribune (1841-1922), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), The Times of India (1838-2003), The Wall Street Journal (1889-1994), Washington Post (1877-1995).
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
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    This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
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    This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945)
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    The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1942) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • ProQuest Latin American Newsstand
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    Full-text coverage is available for over 40 titles from all over Latin America, commencing in most instances with either 2004 or 2005.
  • San Francisco Chronicle (Historical)
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    Historical full-text backfiles of The San Francisco Chronicle from ProQuest supplement USC's already rich holdings of historical newspapers. Founded by two teenage brothers in 1865 when the West was still wild, this newspaper lets researchers travel back in time to experience the completion of the transcontinental railroad, the Klondike gold rush, the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, America's entry into World War I, and many other events that shaped both the City by the Bay and the United States. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers(TM) program, the San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922) has been digitized from cover to cover. It can be cross-searched with the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and other important historical newspaper titles, letting researchers track the news as it travelled across the country and around the globe.
  • South Carolina Newspapers
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    Accessible Archives provides access to four important 18th century South Carolina newspapers: The South Carolina Gazette (1732-1775), The South Carolina & American General Gazette (1764-1775), The South Carolina Gazette& Country Journal (1765-1775) and The Gazette of the State of South-Carolina (1777-1780).
  • Sunday Times Digital Archive
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    Since that first issue, the newspaper has consistently provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week`s news and society at large with extensive coverage of court cases, murders, executions, crime, sports careers and culture crimes to titillate its readers. With more than 600,000 pages, The Sunday Times Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years.
  • Times of India (Historical)
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    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India (1838-2003) provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • Virginia Gazette (Accessible Archives)
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    The Virginia Gazette was the first newspaper published in Virginia and the first to be published in the area south of the Potomac River in the colonial period of the United States. Contains news covering all of Virginia and also included information from other colonies, Scotland, England and additional countries. The paper appeared in three competing versions from a succession of publishers over the years, some published concurrently, and all under the same title.
  • Wall Street Journal (Historical)
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    The Wall Street Journal offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (July 8, 1889). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Washington Post (Historical)
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    The Washington Post offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (Dec. 12, 1877). The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800 - 1900, Series 2
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    Here is a directory to the largest single body of historical documents arising out of nineteenth century England at the height of the British Empire. The Directory provides a more comprehensive, detailed and useful bibliographical record (including Locations and facsimile Title Pages) than we yet have for printed books, government publications or manuscripts of the century. It is subject- comprehensive, intending to include every periodical and newspaper published on a regular basis, from daily to annually, in every language, within England: a goldmine for cultural historians, genealogists and all subject specialists.
  • World News Connection (ProQuest)
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    Research tool for anyone who needs to monitor non-U.S. media sources, the material in WNC is provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Analysts from FBIS domestic and overseas bureaus monitor timely and pertinent open-source materials. WNC is the only news service that allows you to take advantage of the intelligence gathering experience of FBIS
  • World Newspaper Archive
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    Published by Readex, a division of NewsBank, inc., in cooperation with the Center for Research Libraries.A fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe. This uniquely comprehensive online resource was created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries - one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories.
  • World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922 & Series 2, 1822-1922
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    More than 285 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Latin American Newspapers. Featuring titles from: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela.
  • Yomidas Rekishikan
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    YOMIDAS REKISHIKAN is the full text database of The Yomiuri Shinbun, containing more than 10 million articles carried by the newspaper since its inaugural issue in 1874.
    Select one of the four blue buttons: [明治・大正・昭和] (1874-1986), [平 成] (1986-), [The Daily yomiuri] (English version, 1989-), or [現代人名 録] (Whos' Who), either from the top menu or from the middle brown box to open the search window. 3 simultaneous access is shared among 5 member institutions.