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The New York Times

The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. The Times has long been an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad, with special emphasis on international news and the New York metropolitan area. 

The online version of the Times, at www.nytimes.com, activated on January 19, 1996, includes not only the same articles, features and images that appear in the print edition, but a wealth of additional still image, video, audio, graphics, and database content.  It also includes much of the content of the...

Provider: New York Times Company
Updated: Jul 30, 2019 11:43am

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: May 13, 2019 12:43pm

African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) provides access to 40 newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 7, 2019 3:11pm

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 11:41am

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection contains the collection of newspapers from John Nichols (1745-1826).  This collection over 150,000 pages of printed text gathered from the newspapers that span over 100 years of history.

Through a partnership with the Bodleian Library, Gale has digitally scanned each page of this collection.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 1:25pm

The Economist Historical Archive

The Economist Historical Archive provides access to issues of The Economist between 1843-2012 - from cover to cover.  It includes news, analysis, commentary, editorials, statistics, demographics, letters to the editor, obituaries, and historical photographs.

This collection is updated annually (2012 content added in 2016, 2013 to be added in 2017, etc.).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 11:33am

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 provides access to more than 7,000 issues of the illustrated weekly newspaper.

Founded by Herbert Ingram in 1842, it became the first fully illustrated weekly newspaper covering British and world events from 1842-2003.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 12:05pm

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 provides access to more than 900,000 fully searchable pages of the Financial Times.  This digital collection includes the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to the end of 2010.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 11:41am

Associated Press Collections Online

The Associated Press Collections Online (AP Online) consists of an extensive collection of archival files and internal communications from various bureaus of the Associated Press (AP), in six parts, anticipated to total around 2.7 million pages.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 2:52pm

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

Gale Cengage has designed Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) to be an extensive database with multiple content types, covering most regions of the world. The collection is in a rolling release of twelve modules over several years, with the initial four collection modules (called “Archives” by Gale) released in spring 2012.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 1:30pm

The Independent

This archival digital collection, covering the years 1986-2012, is intended to complement other NewsVault archives collections.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 12:29pm

Indigenous Peoples: North America

The publisher has assembled an extensive grouping of archival materials related to Indians of North America, dating primarily up through the early twentieth century, with some material extending through the 1980s.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 12:53pm

F.A.Z. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

First published on November 1, 1949, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is one of the major daily newspapers in Germany. Its intended scope covers a comprehensive range of topics in Germany and internationally.

Aside from the current news website (http://www.faz.net), F.A.Z. offers two archival products that cover the entire previous history of the publication:

F.A.Z.-Bibliotheksportal contains more than 4 million text-searchable articles of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspapers (daily edition, Sunday edition) from 1993 to the present as well as Frankfurter Rundschau and other publications of F.A.Z..

F.A.Z. 49-92 contains more than 2.8 million text-searchable articles from...

Provider: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH
Updated: Oct 11, 2019 2:43pm

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: Nov 6, 2019 11:55am

Izvestiia Digital Archive

Izvestiia (Известия) Digital Archive covers the "complete archive" of Izvestiia (Известия), from its founding in 1917 through present. The database presents "the Kremlin’s newspaper of record" as full-image text searchable files.  As of October 2019, the archive holds 30,101 full text, full image issues.

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

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 11:50am

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: Nov 6, 2019 11:54am

Global Press Archive

The Global Press Archive (GPA) is an initiative by East View Information Services in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles ranging in coverage from the late 19th century to present times. The GPA reportedly will digitally preserve and make searchable "more than 30 million pages of newspaper content" over several years. 

GPA includes stand-alone titles and databases aggregating multiple titles from a specific region and time period. As of October 2019, GPA includes 20+ newspaper titles and aggregated archives available for purchase through East View.

In...

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Nov 5, 2019 12:35pm

British Newspapers IV, 1780-1950

British Newspapers IV, 1780-1950 provides access to national, regional, and local newspapers published in Britain between the late 18th to mid-20th centuries, reflecting the social, political, and cultural events of the times.  This group of titles extends the previous digital collections Gale created from the British Library collections.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Oct 11, 2018 5:23pm

Financial Times

FT.com is an English-language, online business news portal, produced by London-based Financial Times Ltd. FT coverage of financial markets and interests is global, with extensive coverage of Western Europe, North America, China and Japan, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. FT was one of the first newspaper publishers to successfully charge for access to its website.  

Provider: Financial Times Ltd
Updated: Oct 11, 2018 11:15am

Independent Voices

Independent Voices, the initial collection offered by Reveal Digital (a limited liability company based in Ann Arbor, MI), is a set of digitized U.S. newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press during the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Digitization of the collection is financed through tiered contributions from participating libraries over four years (2013 to 2017). The collection is available only to subscribers during the funding/digitization campaign, and for a two-year embargo period thereafter. Following this period, the collection reportedly will become open access if the funding threshold is achieved. 

Independent Voices, initially launched in 2013, is accessible via ...

Provider: Reveal Digital
Updated: Apr 28, 2018 7:34pm

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