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ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides retrospective coverage of several U.S. newspapers going back to the first issue in full text, including:
Reader's Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
- Provides comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the U.S.
America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)
- Provides full text of more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers from all 50 states.
Finding World Newspapers at Princeton
- Helpful guide compiled by our History Librarian Elizabeth Bennett that offers guidance on locating foreign newspapers.
ABYZ News Links
- Portal to online news sources from around the world.
- Links to newspaper sites, broadcast stations, Internet services, magazines and press agencies.
- Be aware the news sources are often not in English.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service Electronic Index
- Index to the Daily Reports of the FBIS from 1975-1996.
- Reports include text translated into English of broadcasts, news agency wires, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from around the world.
- Reports are mostly available in microfiche with some in paper, ask a librarian for help locating them.
- For more recent material, see the World News Connection below.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports
- Provides full text of the Daily Reports mentioned above for the years 1974-1996.
- At present, reports for Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania and the Middle East/Near East are available.
- Other regions will be added later. For regions not covered, see the microfiche reports mentioned above.
World News Connection
- Continues coverage of the FBIS reports mentioned above from 1996 to present with full text.
Lexis Nexis Academic
- Provides full text access to news from across the U.S. and around the world.
- Coverage of most newspapers goes back to the mid 1980s, but varies widely.
- Click on the News tab at the top to begin your search.
NewsBank Access World News
- Provides full text of many major national and regional newspapers from the United States and around the world.
- Use the clickable map to select a country or state to search.
- Database from Dow Jones & Reuters that provides full text access to various newspapers and news wire services.
- Provides full text of the New York Times (1995+), Wall Street Journal (1982+), Los Angeles Times (1985+), and the Chicago Tribune (1985+).
Alt-Press Watch (1973-present)
- Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses.
Ethnic Newswatch (1960-present)
- Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
- Bilingual (English and Spanish).
- Pulls together related headlines and photos from Internet news sources worldwide.
- Stories are updated continuously throughout the day- useful for breaking news.
- Enables you to see how different news organizations around the world report the same events.
National Public Radio
- Internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.
- Provides a searchable, full-audio archive of programs back to 1996.
Newspaper archive of local newspapers: (This is a "trial" database; Princeton hasn't yet purchased subscription--email firstname.lastname@example.org for the username/password)
Public Broadcasting System
- Site highlights PBS news-related programs, including Frontline, POV, NOW, NewsHour and NOVA.
- Transcripts, audio, and video files of previous broadcasts are available.
- Podcasts and RSS are available on this site.
Vanderbilt University Television News Archive
- The most extensive archive of television news dating back to 1968.
- Evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks.
- Access to TV-NewsSearch is free, but requires registration.
- You may request video segments (on loan only) for your research for a fee.
- The fees (up to a limit) are covered by our Interlibrary Loan Services, so contact a librarian before placing an order.