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        The past is never dead. It's not even past.
                        -- William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun, Act I (1951)

The selected list of online newspapers and periodicals to help you keep up with the past does not include references to IUB's holdings in print or microform. You may search IUCAT for newspapers and periodicals that the Libraries own in those formats.



17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
A full-text, fully searchable digital archive of nearly 1,270 newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom. Coverage: 1600-1799

19th Century British Library Newspapers
Searchable full text of full runs of newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth-century Britain.

19th Century Historical United States Newspapers
A digital archive of American historical newspapers from the 19th century

Access World News
Full-text access to local and regional newspapers. Includes access to the Chicago Tribune, as well as America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922

Accessible Archives
A collection of newspapers and magazines, including among other titles: African American Newspapers, selected items about The Civil War, Frederick Douglass Paper, Freedom's Journal, Godey's Lady's Book, The Lily, The National Era, Old Post Union, The New York Herald, The North Starand Old Post Union

African American Newspapers (1827-1998)
Full text of African American newspapers

African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century
Database contains the complete text of articles from some of the major African- American newspapers published in the United States during the 19th century. Coverage: selected 19th century

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
Searchable, full text articles from more than 170 African American periodicals

African Newspapers
40 fully searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries

American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I, 1760-1900
Full-color digital facsimiles of 18th- and 19th-century American ephemeral publications (broadsides, ballads, programs, sermons, libretti, etc) Coverage: 1760-1900

American Periodicals Series Online
Digital archive of 1000 American magazine and journal titles, from 1740 to 1900.

America's Historical Newspapers
(Also known as Early American Newspapers)   More than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published during the past four centuries, including titles from all 50 present states, 1690-1922.

Chicago Defender (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Full page and article images with searchable full text from the Chicago daily defender, 1905-1975

Chicago Defender (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Full page and article images with searchable full text from the Chicago daily defender, 1905-1975

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The full text of the Chicago Tribune with images of pages and articles; users can search and limit by date and article type. Coverage: 1849-1985

Civil War
Various perspectives on the Civil War from mostly primary sources Coverage: Civil War era

Compact Memory: Internetarchiv juedischer Periodika
German-Jewish periodicals published between 1806 and 1938.

Daily Mail Historical Archive
Searchable, full-text content of Britain's influential Daily Mail, including all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images

Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003
The digital version of the weekly magazine, covering international news and events. A leader in global market and geo-political analysis.

Eighteenth Century Journals
Portal to British newspapers and periodicals of the 18th century

Eighteenth Century Journals I, Newspapers and Periodicals 1693-1793, from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

Eighteenth Century Journals II, Newspapers and Periodicals 1699-1812, from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

Eighteenth Century Journals III, Newspapers and Periodicals 1680-1816, from British Library Newspapers, Colindale and Cambridge University Library

Eighteenth Century Journals IV, Newspapers and Periodicals 1708-1820, from Chetham's Library, Manchester and Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

Eighteenth Century Journals V, The Lady's Magazine and Other Titles, 1712-1835, from Birmingham Central Library, British Library, Cambridge University Library and Liverpool John Moores University Library
Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971
Searchable, full text of ethnic and minority newspapers in the U. S.

Godey's Ladies Book
The most popular women's periodical of its day, with stories, poems, fashion, illustrations and music.

Harper's Weekly
A fulltext archive of the important 19th-century American publication Harper's Weekly, with faceted search functionality.

Hispanic American Newspapers 1808-1980
digital collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the United States since the 19th century

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003
Archive of the British pictorial weekly, full text and illustrations

Izvestiia Digital Archive
Searchable full-text archive of the Soviet newspaper "Izvestiia" from the first issue published in 1917.

Provides searchable full-text of historical runs of important scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, sciences, ecology, and business. Coverage: From the first issue of each journal up to 3-5 years ago

Los Angeles Sentinel
Full page and article images with searchable full text from the Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005

Los Angeles Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The full text of the Los Angeles Times, with images of pages and articles; users can search and limit by date and article type. Coverage: 1881-1985

New York Amsterdam News (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Full page and article images with searchable full text from the New York Amsterdam news, 1922-1993

New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The full text of the NYT, images of pages and articles, search and limit by date and article type. Coverage: 1851-2003

Nineteenth Century Historical United States Newspapers
A digital archive of American historical newspapers from the 19th century, including over 1.5 million full-text pages, many complete with images. Coverage: 19th century

Nineteenth Century Masterfile
Indexes that cover British and American periodicals in the nineteenth century including the Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906 (or "Poole's") by William F. Poole. Coverage: Nineteenth Century

Oxford Journals Online Archives - Humanities
Backfiles of Oxford University Press humanties journals.

Pennsylvania Gazette
Newspaper published in Philadelphia between 1728 and 1800 Coverage: 1728-1800

Periodicals Archive Online
Previously known as PCI Full Text, Periodicals Archive Online offers backfiles of over 400 humanities and social sciences journals. Coverage: 17th century to the present

Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Full page and article images with searchable full text from the Courier, 1911 -2002

The central daily newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Coverage: 1912-2009

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Search all the titles in the ProQuest Historical Newspaper collection simultaneously

Readers Guide Retrospective 1890-1982
Provides access to citations from 512 of the leading United States journals from 1890- 1982.

Retrospektive Digitalisierung wissenschaftlicher Rezensionsorgane und Literaturzeitschriften
This project aims to digitally recreate the corpus of German Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment journals and review sources.

South Asian Newspapers
Searchable 19th and 20th century newspapers from South Asia featuring titles from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka presented in original page images

Time Magazine Archive

Times Digital Archive (The Times, London)
The full text of The Times (London), images of pages and articles, search and limit by date and article type. Use Lexis-Nexis for 1986-today. Coverage: 1785-1985 when completed.

TLS: the Times Literary Supplement Centenary Archive
The TLS Centenary Archive provides access to the full text of over 250,000 review and articles in the TLS. Coverage: 1902-1990

Times of India (1838-2001) ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Digitized full text of the world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper, originally published for English residents in India

Virginia Gazette, 1736-1780
Searchable content of the Virginia Gazette

The Wall Street Journal (1899-1994)
Full text of the WSJ, America's business newspaper.

Washington Post (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The full text of the Washington Post, with images of pages and articles; users can search and limit by date and article type. Coverage: 1877-1990

World Newspaper Archive
A collection of historical newspapers from around the globe. Coverage: 19th century through the 1990's.

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Making of America (Cornell host)

American Memory (Library of congress)

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)


Open-access newspaper collections digitized by the University of Florida

"The Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) is a tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean. NewspaperCat was funded by a grant from the George A. Smathers Libraries.
Search by keyword, newspaper title or by city, county or state to locate titles. From your search result, click on the link(s) to connect to the digital newspaper(s). In many cases, this content is keyword searchable, depending on the hosting organization.
NewspaperCat currently links to over 1000 full-text newspaper titles with a goal to include links to as many US and Caribbean newspapers with archival digital content as possible.. Plans are to expand the Catalog as newly digitized newspaper titles are located."

     Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat)
     Digital Military Newspaper Library
     Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library

Gallica, the Bibliotheque National's collection of full text books, periodicals, maps, illustrations and other materials, includes historical newspapers. Among those papers currently available full text are Le Figaro from 1826-1942 (with some years missing) and La Presse from 1832-1922. Other titles include Le Temps, La Croix, L’Humanité, Le Journal des débats politiques et littéraires, Journal des débats et des décrets, Journal de l’Empire, Le Gaulois, Le Petit Parisien, La Lanterne, Le Matin, L’Aurore, Ouest-Eclair : éditions de Rennes, Caen et Nantes, L’Action française, Le Constitutionnel, L’Univers, and Le Petit Journal.

Google News Archive

United States Online Historical Newspapers (Google)

Newspaper Archives/Indexes/Morgues (Libraryof Congress)

Historical Newspapers Online (University of Illinois)

Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperCat: Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (University of Florida)

The Online Books Page: Serials (University of Pennsylvania)

Project Guttenberg Periodicals

RSAP: Resources for Research: Periodicals

Women Working, 1800-1930 (Harvard University. Open Collections Program)

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Alaska Newspapers Index
(Index only)

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection

Florida Digital Newspaper Library

Digital Library of Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution (Index, with preview; articles available with payment)

Hawaiian Nupepa Collection
Hawaiian Language newspapers

Barrington Review
Quincy Historical Newspaper Archive
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
Digital Newspaper Collection (University of Illinois)

Northern Kentucky Newspaper Index (Index only)
Kentuckiana Digital Library

Louisiana Newspaper Access Program - LaNeAP

Welcome to the Snow Index to Brunswick Newspapers (Maine)
(Index only)

Harvard Crimson

Winona Newspaper Project

Historic Missouri Newspaper Project
Missouri Digital Heritage

Las Vegas Age

New Jersey
Cranbury Press
Atlantic County Newspapers
Princeton Papers

New York
Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841-1902)
Northern New York Historical Newspapers
Suffolk Historic Newspapers
New York Daily Tribune Index (Index only)

North Carolina
North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project

The Occident and American Jewish Advocate
Digital Newspapers at Penn State
Columbia Spy
Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project
Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection

South Carolina
The New South

Utah Digital Newspapers

Richmnond Daily Dispatch
Civil War Era Newspapers
Virginia Gazette

Historical Newspapers in Washington

Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles

Wyoming newspaper project

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Australian newspapers

Christian Science Monitor   (Index, with preview; articles available with payment)

Silent Worker

Stars and Stripes 1918-1919

Time Archive  (Articles and covers from Time Magazine; advertising on the pages)

Digitized German newspapers from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Digitales Zeitungsarchiv   (Landesbibliothek Dr. Friedrich Tessman)
Over 50 full-text newspapers published in French and German in the alpine/ Tyrolean region of Germany, Austria, and Italy. Period of coverage is 1794 to 2006.

Zeitschriften und Zeitungen   (Reprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
Small collection of digitized periodicals and newspapers. Includes Feldzeitungen aus dem 1. Weltkrieg (1914-1918), Der Heidelberger Student (May 1929 - February 1938), Heidelberger Zeitung (1861-1919), Relation (Strassburg, 1609, oldest newspaper in the world), Zeitung für Einsiedler (1808).

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Includes French parliamentary document and debates

Provides full-text of historial treaties, regulations, and presidential documents. Includes the searchable texts of the Annals of the Congress of the United States 1st Congress to 18th Congress, 1st Session (1789-1824, Register of Debates in Congress Vols. 1-14 (1825-1837), Congressional Globe Vols. 1-46 pt. 3 (1833-1873), Congressional Record Vols. 1-150 pt. 12 (1873- ); Journals, American State Papers, Letters to Delegates, Territorial Papers

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1902-2004
Indexing and full text of the British House of Commons Parliamentary Papers in the 20th century, including command papers. Does not include parliamentary debates (Hansard)

LexisNexis Congressional
Provides easy access to congressional publications since 1789 and some full-text of reports, bills, resolutions, and laws to the present.

LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection
Full text, digital version of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. Coverage: 1774- 1969

Nineteenth Century Masterfile
Indexes to British and American periodicals in the nineteenth century and to British and American official publications, including Hansard and Cobbett's debates.

Public Documents Masterfile
Database providing electronic access to historical as well as current indexes to documents products by government agencies. Coverage: 1700s to date

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jg   last revised November 18, 2012

last updated: 11/12/2013