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World News Connection

The World News Connection (WNC) contains English-language transcriptions of news articles from selected non-U.S. sources, generated by the U.S. Open Source Center. WNC began distribution in 1995 as a successor product to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports. The service was discontinued on December 31, 2013.

The WNC offered by East View Information Services offers access to 856,013 items dating from 1995 to 2013. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 3:17pm

Pravda (Правда)

East View Information Services has collected and digitized the archives of this historic Soviet and Russian newspaper title, starting with its first issue from April 22, 1912 and continuing through present day. The archive was released to the public in early 2010. As of October 2019, there are 29,660 full-text issues of the Russian newspaper. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:13pm

Gudok (Гудок)

The Gudok (Гудок) archive provides access to 26,447 digital issues of the Russian trade newspaper. This collection covers issues dating from 1918 to the present. The archive is full-image and searchable text.

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:06pm

Kavkaz (Кавказ)

The Kavkaz (Кавказ) digital archive contains 15,465 full text and full image issues of the historic Russian-language newspaper. The collection covers issues from 1846 to 1918. The archive is full-image and searchable text.

This is static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:08pm

Literaturnaia Gazeta (Литературная газета)

The Literaturnaia Gazeta (Литературная газета) digital archive contains 6,470 issues of this cultural and political newspaper from Russia. The collection covers issues dating from 1929 to the present. The archive is full-image and searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:09pm

Novoe Russkoe Slovo (Новое русское слово)

Digital archive of Novoe Russkoe Slovo (Новое русское слово) containing 14,106 full-text issues of the Russian language newspaper, published in New York. The collection covers issues dating from 1918 to 2010. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

This is a static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:11pm

Sovetskaia Kul’tura (Советская культура)

Digital archive of Sovetskaia Kul’tura (Советская культура) containing 5,229 full-text issues of the paper that covers cultural events and developments within Russia. The collection covers issues dating from 1929 to the present. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:23pm

Za Vozvrashchenie na Rodinu (За возвращение на Родину)

Digital archive of Za Vozvrashchenie na Rodinu (За возвращение на Родину) containing 401 issues of the Russian language newspaper published in Germany. The collection covers issues dating from 1955 to 1960. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

This is a static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:24pm

Jiefangjun Bao (PLA Daily) (解放军报)

Digital archive of Jiefangjun Bao (解放军报), the official newspaper of the military of the People's Republic of China. The archive contains 22,443 full-text issues, dating from 1956 to the present. The archive is fully searchable by text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:08pm

Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection

Digital archive of newspapers aggregated from two self-proclaimed independent states, Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic. The archive contains 848 issues dating from 2013 to 2015. The archive is full-image with searchable text.

This is a static archive, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:05pm

Neues Deutschland

Digital archive of Neues Deutschland, the official newspaper of the former German Democratic Republic, containing 25,251 issues. The content dates from 1946 to the present. The archive is full-image with searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:58pm

Rafu Shimpō (羅府新報)

Digital archive of Rafu Shimpō, a Japanese-American newspaper published in the United States. It contains 30,361 full-text issues dating from 1929 to the present. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:59pm

Al-Ahram (الأهرام)

Digital archive of Al-Ahram (الأهرام), Egypt's newspaper of record. It contains 6,201 issues dating from 1982 to the present.  The archive is full-image with searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:57pm

Argumenty i Fakty (Аргументы и факты)

Argumenty i Fakty (Аргументы и факты) provides access to 1,874 issues of full-text newspapers published during the Gorbachev era.  The dates covered in this collection are: 1983-present.  The archive is full-image and searchable text.

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 5:01pm

African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 provides access to almost 70 newspapers published between 1800 and 1922 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:52pm

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1805-1922) provides access to key historical newspapers published in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1805 and 1922. Coverage features significant titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

Series 1 and Series 2 may be purchased separately or collectively, offering integrated access to nearly 300 historical Latin American newspapers.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:51pm

Statista

The Statista database portal, maintained by the Hamburg, Germany-based Statista Inc., provides current statistical data and comparisons for an eclectic, wide-ranging, and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The open access portion of the database provides access to about 10 percent of the overall database content.

Provider: Statista
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 11:29am

World Newspaper Archive

The World Newspaper Archive is the product of a collaboration between CRL libraries and Readex,a division of NewsBank, to preserve and provide persistent access to historical newspapers from around the globe.

CRL members support WNA through purchase of individual modules. To date, the WNA includes the following collections or "modules":

African Newspapers, Series 1 (1800-1922) African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 (1805-1922) and Series 2 (1822-...
Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 3:51pm

Japan Times Digital Archive

The Japan Times Digital Archive offered by East View Information Services covers the complete run (1897-2016) of this English-language daily published in Tokyo. East View's offer for this product provides access to the publisher's archive as a one-time purchase, with perpetual access rights and annual subscription for ongoing content additions (the archive will incorporate the the most recent year's content on an annual basis).

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 6, 2020 2:55pm

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 provides access to significant historical newspapers published in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the key publications: Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta), Madras Mail (Madras), Tribune (Lahore) and the Ceylon Observer (Colombo). Languages include English, Bengali, and Gujarati.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 11, 2020 12:43pm

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