Newspapers

Key Databases

Lexis Nexis - Nexis Uni

Databases for news, law, business, biography, medicine, and reference. A Source List is available for viewing.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies, some daily updates
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
America's News

Complete electronic editions of more than 2,400 news sources nationwide, including the Albany Times

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Coverage:
Varies by title
Updated:
daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Westlaw Campus Research

Abridged version of Westlaw; includes full-text of state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes, law reviews, American Jurisprudence 2d, and American Law Reports 2-5th and Fed.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to ten concurrent users
InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. This database is available through NOVELNY. Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Coverage:
1980-present
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
Black Studies Center

Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. Contains historical backfiles of the Chicago Defender, a leading African-American newspaper, the International Index to Black Periodicals, the Marshall Index, and the Black Literature Index.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com World Collection is an online database of 10,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s. It contains a diverse blend of full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to local newspapers in the United States and other English-speaking countries. It provides greater opportunities for longitudinal and comparative analysis of historical events and people.

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Coverage:
from the early 1700s into the 2000s
Updated:
Daily ongoing updates
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Proquest Historical Newspapers - The New York Times

Full text of The New York Times.

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Coverage:
1851-2014
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Ethnic Newswatch

Full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and native press, searchable in English and Spanish.

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Coverage:
Mid-1980's +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to two concurrent users

Other Databases

African American Newspapers, The 19th Century

Searchable full text content of six major African-American newspapers published during the 1800s with specific emphasis on New York, and East Coast African American history, as well as Canadian history. Three of the newspapers were published in New York. Covers many aspects of 19th century cultural life and history and contains original source materials written by African-Americans for African-Americans. The more complete microfilm versions of some of these newspapers are held by the UA Libraries. An important source for research and fresh interpretation by undergraduate and graduate students, historians, sociologists, and educators. Descriptions of newspapers included here can be found at http://www.accessible.com/accessible/aboutus.jsp..

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Coverage:
Freedom's Journal, New York, 1827-Mar. 1829.
Colored American, New York, 1837- 1841.
The North Star, Rochester, NY, 1847- July 1851.
National Era, , Washington, DC, 1847- Mar. 1860.
Frederick Douglass Papers (continuation of The North Star,) 1852 - Dec. 1856.
Douglass' Monthly, Jan.1859 - Aug. 1863.
Provincial Freeman, Toronto, ON, 1854 - Dec. 1857.
Updated:
The Christian Recorder, AME Church - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Toronto, ON, 1861 - Dec. 1887.
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Alternative Press Index

API includes newspapers, magazines, periodicals, free press or community based news, some of which chronicles "radical" and left of center perspectives as well as speakers noted from social justice and social change.

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Coverage:
1991+
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to 2-5 concurrent users
Alternative Press Index Archive

Guide to alternative sources of information including radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazine. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary.

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Coverage:
1969 - 1990
Updated:
Archive is complete.
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (Series 1-5 via EBSCO)

Provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Subjects include: culture and the arts and literature, music, religion, women's studies, history, science, and more. For a more comprehensive access to the AAS historical periodicals, the vendor GALE provides access to additional titles and has added an additional volume (volume 6): https://library.albany.edu/dbfinder/resource.php?id=4288

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Coverage:
17th - 20th Centuries
Updated:
no updates, static archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Boston Globe - ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Full text (image) of the newspapers: 1872-1982

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Coverage:
varies by title
Updated:
annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
California Digital Newspapers

The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 600,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers. A calendar showing available issues can be found by selecting the Search Newspapers button on the left and then selecting Titles from the menu bar. Reproduction - All newspapers published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain and therefore have no restrictions on use. If publishing, quoting from, or otherwise reproducing the images from this collection, we request that you credit the CDNC. All newspapers published on or after January 1, 1923 may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

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Coverage:
1846-1922
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Canadian Reference Centre

Includes the full text of some major Canadian news magazines, newspapers, and newswires.

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Coverage:
Varies; earliest 1931
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Full text (image) of the newspapers: 1849-1990

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Coverage:
varies by title
Updated:
annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Chronicling America

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Coverage:
1836-1922
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Detroit Free Press - ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Full text (image) of the newspapers: 1831-1922

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Coverage:
varies by title
Updated:
annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Full text (image) of the newspapers: 1881-1990

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Coverage:
varies by title
Updated:
annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
National Newspaper Index

Index to the Christian Science Monitor (1979+), Los Angeles Times (1982+), New York Times (1979+), Wall Street Journal (1979+) and Washington Post (1977+).
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
New York State Newspapers

A subset of the Custom Newspaper database, provides access to the content of seven NYS regional newspapers, excluding the Albany Capital District. Includes the New York Times and the New York Post from 2002-.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.

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Coverage:
Varies; earliest coverage from 1996+
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
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Coverage:
1851-2010
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Newspaper Source Plus

  • Cover to cover full text of 185 national and international newspapers
  • Full text television and radio news transcripts from CBS news, CNN, CNN international, FOX News, NPR, etc.
  • Selective full text for 392 U.S. regional newspapers
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Coverage:
1985-present
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Regional Business News

Regional Business News covers business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Many sources are full-text.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
The Pittsburgh Courier

One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Pittsburgh Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Pittsburgh Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.

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Coverage:
1911-2002
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Wall Street Journal - ProQuest Newsstand

Full text of theWall Street Journal 1984+

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Coverage:
1984+
Updated:
daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Washington Post - ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Full text (image) of the newspapers: 1877-1997

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Coverage:
varies by title
Updated:
annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users