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General Newspapers:

InfoTrac Newsstand (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
Formerly Custom Newspapers, this provides access to more than 33.5 million full-text articles from 1,100 major national, regional, and local U.S. newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world, for comprehensive coverage of current events with national, global, and regional perspectives, as well as first-hand accounts of historical events. It includes context-sensitive multimedia pictures and video clips as well as audio versions of articles that can be downloaded for later listening.

Gannett Newsstand Complete (ProQuest) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
Provides the full text of 87 local and regional newspapers.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (Lexis-Nexis) Remote access available Full text available
Includes the latest six months of Newsday. This provides: General news - Company news, directory, and financial information - Industry and market news - Government and political news (national and regional - Country profiles, statistics, and business analysis - Biographical information - Reference books, directories, and business reference library - General medical and health topics, along with full-text of medical journals and newsletters - Accounting, auditing, and tax information sources - Legal newspapers, journals, magazines, and newsletters from across the country; federal case law; U.S. Code, Constitution, and Court Rules; state case law, constitutions, statutes, and other legal materials.

ProQuest Newspapers (All) (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Use this link to search all the current and historical newspaper databases that are available from ProQuest. Search through the individual ProQuest newspaper databases using the other links on this page. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

National Newspapers Premier (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
This newspaper database provides comprehensive coverage of twenty-seven major newspapers, including The New York Times and Washington Post, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

National Newspaper Index (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available NOVEL Database
Indexes and abstracts of America's top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post going back to 1977. Covers current events, lifestyle, biographies, sports, economics, consumer products, world affairs, public health, business trends, entertainment and travel.


Online Video:

Current Affairs in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
These issue-based documentaries from around the world focus on the key issues and events of recent global history, including terrorism, immigration, human rights, public health, globalization, urban studies, border studies, political science, Middle East studies, and much more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

The March of Time (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This unique and controversial series of 437 newsreels produced by Time Inc. from 1935-1967 has been restored and made available to meet the needs of researchers, teaching faculty, and students. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966 (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection of almost 3,000 videos captures the full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced from 1929-1966 and provides a unique - and until now largely neglected - resource that will give scholars a real insight into how people learned about and lived through the events that occurred during this period of history. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

American History in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This window on American history, society, and culture includes archival footage, important and award-winning documentaries, government and commercially produced newsreels, and public affairs videos that looked at the issues of the day from providers such as PBS, Biography, A&E Network, The History Channel, and others. Historical coverage ranges from the early history of the Native Americans to the Persian Gulf War, with analyses, interviews, and debates from prominent citizens, historians, diplomats, politicians, researchers, newsmakers, and other witnesses to history. Specially developed controlled vocabularies let users browse the collection by year, place, event, person, subject, or historical era. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Humanities Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides a multidisciplinary collection of films with a broad range of titles covering the humanities, current affairs, social sciences, and sciences.


Photographs:

InfoTrac Newsstand (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
Formerly Custom Newspapers, this provides access to more than 33.5 million full-text articles from 1,100 major national, regional, and local U.S. newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world, for comprehensive coverage of current events with national, global, and regional perspectives, as well as first-hand accounts of historical events. It includes context-sensitive multimedia pictures and video clips as well as audio versions of articles that can be downloaded for later listening.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available Full text available
Provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews published by Greenhaven Press on today's hottest social and controversial issues to help students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of information. It includes statistics, primary sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference books. Content can be searched by reading level.

Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Provides essays on controversial issues, presenting multiple sides, along with questions for further thought. Essays are accompanied by relevant periodical and newspaper articles, radio and television news transcripts, primary source documents, biographies, and images.


Individual Newspapers:

Chicago Tribune: 1985-current (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Part of ProQuest's National Newspapers Premier, this provides reporting and analysis of regional, national and international news. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Keesing's World News Archives: 1931-current (Keesing's) Full text available
Combines the over 95,000 articles from Keesing's Contemporary Archives and Keesing's Record of World Events to provide the full text from 2003 onward (and excerpts of the text from 1931-2002), adding about 150 articles per month. Drawing from a wide range of press and other sources in a variety of languages, it provides an overview of the political news of the world with a commitment to internationalism, accuracy, objectivity, and permanence. Covers, with their historical context, such topics as elections, changes of government, wars, treaties, appointments, diplomacy, terrorism, security issues, legislation, budgets, economic developments, international agreements, actions by the UN & other international organizations, natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.

Los Angeles Times: 1985-current (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Part of ProQuest's National Newspapers Premier, this is the major daily newspaper from Los Angeles. With the nation's largest editorial department, it offers extensive coverage of national, international, and local news. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

New York Times: 1980-current (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Coverage 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. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

New York Times: 1851-2009 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Cover to cover presentation of each issue, including news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements with full-page and article images in downloadable PDFs. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Wall Street Journal: 1984-current (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)


Specialized Newspaper Databases:

Alternative Press Index (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides text and citations from over 300 international and interdisciplinary alternative, radical, and left journals, newspapers, and magazines that cover ecology, feminism, socialism, anarchism, revolution, democracy, gays/lesbians, social change, organized labor, indigenous peoples, and more, dating back to 1991.

Alt-PressWatch (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This multidisciplinary resource for researchers seeking an alternative to mainstream media perspectives presents big stories from small sources, showcasing unique, independent voices from some of the nation's most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. They offer a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news, government, policy, and culture, providing regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues including politics, environment, disabilities, hunger, abuse, religion, pop culture, and more. Covers 1970 to the present. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Black Newspapers (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the full text of nine significant African American newspapers. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This full-text collection of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural newspapers, magazines, and journals from the ethnic, minority, and native press (both national and regional) provides articles, editorials, columns, reviews, and more that present a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints. Ethnicities include: Jewish - Hispanic - Native People - Arab/Middle Eastern - Asian/Pacific Islander - European/Eastern European - and African American/Caribbean/African. Covers 1990 to the present. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

New York State Newspapers (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
Subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers containing the full text of six major newspapers published in New York, including the New York Observer, New York Post , New York Times, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse Post-Standard, and selected business stories from the Albany Times Union, Buffalo News, and New York Daily News.

Regional Business News (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Provides comprehensive full text coverage of 75 regional business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.


Online Encyclopedias and Books:

History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available Full text available
Provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews published by Greenhaven Press on today's hottest social and controversial issues to help students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of information. It includes statistics, primary sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference books. Content can be searched by reading level.

Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Provides essays on controversial issues, presenting multiple sides, along with questions for further thought. Essays are accompanied by relevant periodical and newspaper articles, radio and television news transcripts, primary source documents, biographies, and images.

World Press Encyclopedia (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Describes the press and electronic media systems of over 200 countries, including the overview & background, economic framework, general characteristics, number & type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education & training in journalism, and more.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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