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  • Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from over 8,400 sources and 152 countries. Coverage: 1978-present.

  • News, business, and law. Newspapers, newsletters, magazines, journals, broadcast transcripts, wire services, campus news, laws, court cases, company information, etc. Includes some non-English-language news sources. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Major American newspapers, some foreign newspapers, and selected stories from US regional newspapers. Also includes television and radio news transcripts. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

  • Newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom from the collection of the Reverend Charles Burney. Coverage: 1619-1800.

  • National and regional newspapers, including those from country and university towns, those from the new industrial centers of the Midlands, as well as newspapers from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Coverage: 1800-1900.

  • Despite its name, covers scholarly sources from the 12th century to early 20th century.  Includes Earl Gregg Swem's Virginia Historical Index; Poole's Index to Periodical Literature; Niles' Register; American Memory; links to images in ArtSTOR; plus many more. Citations to magazine articles, books, newspapers, patents, and US/UK government documents, and images. Coverage: 1106-1930 (varies by source).

  • 19th century U.S. urban and regional newspapers. Fully searchable. Coverage: 1800-early 20th century.

  • Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from over 8,400 sources and 152 countries. Coverage: 1978-present.

  • Collections of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers. Coverage: Varies by newspaper.

  • Broad coverage of African American history, culture, and daily life. Newspapers from over 35 states. Coverage: 1827-1998.

  • African Newspapers in the World Newspaper Archive contains more than 420,000 pages of content from newspapers published throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The database features 67 titles from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and other countries.

  • Military, geopolitical, and aeronautical topics. Citations to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English-language military and aeronautical periodicals.

  • Newspapers from all 50 states with eyewitness reporting, letters, advertisements, obituaries, etc. Includes access to Series I (1690-1876), Series II (1758-1900), Series III (1829-1922), Series IV (1756-1922), and Series V (1777-1922). Coverage: 1690-1922.

  • One of the largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery. The Associated Press Images Collection contains millions of photos from 1826 to the present, that capture the greatest moments in history, news, sports and entertainment. More than 3,500 photos are added daily.  

  • One of the most widely circulated African American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast. News articles, photos, advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, etc. Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1893-1988.

  • A leading African American newspaper, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago. News articles, photos, advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, etc. Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1910-1975.

  • Full page and article images with searchable full text from the Chicago daily tribune (published 1847-1858; coverage 1849-1858), Chicago press and tribune (1858-1860), Chicago tribune (1860-1872), Chicago daily tribune (1872-1963), Chicago tribune (1963-current file). The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue in PDF format. Coverage: 1849-1993.
  • News and information about higher education, job listings in academia, discussion forums, and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.  To search issues, scroll and click This Week’s Issue, then View Issues by Year.  Click these instructions for accessing the Chronicle via off-campus computers, mobile devices, and iPads.   Note: although the Chronicle.com website includes coverage from 1989-present, only the most current year plus one year can be searched by issue.  To browse earlier years, use the database Academic Search Complete.
    Coverage:  1989-present (see note above)
    More info: PDF icon Instructions for Access
  • Contains seven parts: Part I: A Newspaper Perspective; Part II: The Soldiers’ Perspective; Part III: The Generals’ Perspective; Part IV: A Midwestern Perspective; Part V: Iowa’s Perspective; Part VI: Northeast Regimental Histories; Part VII: Abraham Lincoln Library Abolitionist Books.

  • The "real and true history of (Southern) public opinion during the war." A mixture of issues and papers, some only single issues. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1860-1865.

  • Issues and controversial subjects in the news. In-depth coverage of a single topic at a time, with extensive text and bibliographies. CQ Global Researcher covers international issues and crises. Coverage: 1991-present.

  • Daily Press as it appears on microfilm (full-page images with a page-by-page browsing format). Updated monthly. Coverage: 2010-present.

  • Digital archive of over 1000 U.S. historical newspapers published during the past four centuries. Includes titles from all 50 states. Coverage: 1690-1922.

  • One of the major news magazines, focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.

  • World news and business information, including information on US and foreign companies, stock prices, currency data, and financial profiles for companies worldwide. Newswires, newspaper, and magazine articles. Coverage: 1980-present.

  • Allows a user to search across all Gale historical digital collections that the library owns or subscribes to: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection -- 19th Century British Newspapers -- Eighteenth Century Collections Online -- Indigenous Peoples: North America -- Nineteenth Century Collections Online -- Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers -- Picture Post Historical Archive -- Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 -- The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 -- The Making of the Modern World -- The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 -- Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2012.

  • Harper’s Weekly, the news and literary journal published in New York City. Searchable full text, including news, illustrations, cartoons, literature, editorials, and ads. Coverage: 1857-1877.

  • Online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full color and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations.

  • A four-year project to digitize over one million pages from the magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries spanning the 1960's to the 1980's. Starting with collections by feminists and the GI press, the collection will grow to include small literary magazines, underground newspapers, LGBT periodicals, the minority press (Latino, Black and Native American) and the extreme right-wing press.

  • The concerns and challenges of interned Japanese Americans during World War II. Bulletins and newspapers. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1942-1945.

  • Database containing all editions of one of the Japanese main newspapers, the Asahi Shinbun, and the Aera news magazine. Also contains an encyclopaedia of contemporary vocabulary Chiezo. Coverage: 1879 to present.

  • Searchable collection of over 280 historical Latin American newspapers, 1805-1922, offering unprecedented coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and a dozen other countries, these resources provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures.

  • News, business, and law. Newspapers, newsletters, magazines, journals, broadcast transcripts, wire services, campus news, laws, court cases, company information, etc. Includes some non-English-language news sources. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Los Angeles Times as it appears on microfilm (full-page images with a page-by-page browsing format). Coverage: 2008 - present.

  • Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Coverage: 1881 - 1993.

  • Multidisciplinary.  1,700 magazines (such as news magazines and other popular magazines), newspapers, and some scholarly journals and reference books.   Those magazines, newspapers, and journals contain secondary articles as well as 160,000+ primary source documents (such as interviews, speeches, letters, laws, case studies, poems, short stories, and more) and almost 600,000 images (photographs, charts, graphs, maps, and more).  Coverage: varies by title.

  • Metals and materials industries. News, international trade data, government regulations & management issues, business & company information. Journal articles, books, patents, dissertations, government reports, conference proceedings, technical reports. Coverage: 1985-present.

  • Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Journal articles. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Includes all the tools most useful to academic users: The Almanac, a Congressional and Federal Agency Directory that includes biographical information of members, committee breakdowns, and state/district demographic breakdowns; the Daybook, a comprehensive Congressional and regulatory calendar to track hearings, meetings, and events; and the Racetracker, an elections dashboard tracking polling and financials for every federal election in 2016.  Also includes the Presentation Center and Axis Data Center.

  • African American newspaper, published weekly in New York City. News articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, etc. Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1922-1993.

  • New York Times as it appears on microfilm (full-page images with a page-by-page browsing format). Largest daily local metropolitan newspaper in the US. Organized into sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts, Science, Sports, Style, and Features. Coverage: 2008-present.

  • Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Coverage: 1851-2013.

  • Collection of historical primary-source databases. See titles of individual databases for further information. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Major American newspapers, some foreign newspapers, and selected stories from US regional newspapers. Also includes television and radio news transcripts. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Formerly, AP NewsMonitor Collection. Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

  • Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

  • National and regional newspapers, including those from country and university towns, those from the new industrial centers of the Midlands, as well as newspapers from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Coverage: 1800-1900.

  • 19th-century and early 20th-century studies. Includes Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906) and Earl Gregg Swem's Virginia Historical Index. Citations to magazine articles, books, newspapers, patents, and US/UK government documents. Coverage: 1774-1920, varies by index.

  • 19th-century US urban and regional newspapers. Fully searchable. Coverage: 1800-early 20th century.

  • One of the best researched and well written African American newspapers of its time. News articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, etc. Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1921-2003.

  • Prominent early American newspaper published in Philadelphia. Articles, editorials, letters, news items, and advertisements. Fully searchable. Coverage: 1728-1800.

  • Marriages, obituaries, emigration patterns, customs, important events, etc., from the Village Record, published in West Chester, PA. Coverage: 1818-1870.

  • Documents the move to industrialization from a predominantly agrarian culture established by Quaker farmers in the 18th century. Articles, advertisements, vital statistics, etc., from 8 newspapers published in the area. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • The first successful daily newspaper in America, published in Philadelphia. Coverage: 1776-1779.

  • Music, dance, theater, and poetry. Citations to articles in American newspapers from the earliest extant copy (1690) through the end of the Revolutionary War (1783), including those in the French and German languages.

  • Weekly newspaper published in Great Britain that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century.
    Complete and searchable. Coverage: 1938-1957.

  • POLITICO Pro is considered the essential policy information tool. It offers real-time, customizable news & analysis on developments in policy, access to over 100 policy expert reporters and a data-driven graphics/presentation tool.

  • Newspaper published in Moscow that was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Fully searchable. In Russian. Coverage: 1912-2009.

  • Collection of databases devoted to disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. See titles of individual databases for further information. Coverage: Varies by database. For off-campus access Login thru your institution. Select United States InCommon Federation and College of William and Mary.

  • Historic and current congressional information. Includes Committee Prints, CRS Reports, Hearings 1824-present, Unpublished Hearings 1973-1992, House & Senate Documents and Reports, Legislative Histories, Executive Branch Documents 1789-1945, and the Serial Set. Coverage: 1789-present.

  • Daily Press, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post as they appear on microfilm (full-page images with an easy page-by-page browsing format). Coverage: 2008-present.

  • General business and management. US regional business journals, newspapers, and newswires with a database of company information and an image database of portraits, photos, maps, and national flags. Coverage: Current.

  • Newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom from the collection of the Reverend Charles Burney. Coverage: 1619-1800.

  • Statista gathers statistical information on over 600 industries from over 10,000 different sources, such as market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources.

  • The world's "newspaper of record." Includes entire newspaper, all articles, advertisements, and illustrations/photos. Fully searchable. Does NOT include the Sunday Times. Coverage: 1785-2012.

  • News covering all of Virginia, also information from other colonies, Scotland, England, and other countries. Published weekly in Williamsburg, VA. Coverage: 1736-1780.

  • Wall Street Journal as it appears on microfilm (full-page images with a page-by-page browsing format). Updated monthly. Coverage: 2008-present.

  • Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Coverage: 1889-1999.

  • Washington Post as it appears on microfilm (full-page images with a page-by-page browsing format). Updated monthly. Coverage: 2008-present.

  • Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Coverage: 1877-2000.

  • EBSCO's News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. These feeds are monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.

  • Complete archive (1995-2013) of translated and English language news and information from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, compiled from non-United States media sources. Coverage includes political, environmental, scientific, technical, and socioeconomic issues and events. Contains information derived from full-text and summaries of newspaper articles, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports.