Electronic Newspaper Resources

This page provides a selection of historical newspaper resources. At the top of the page, is a list that links to newspapers and databases that are available online through Ellis Library subscriptions. In addition, the tables below provide links to resources that are freely available to the general public.

  • Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete provides full-text for more than 8,600 periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals.. To search for newspapers only, select “Newspaper” under publication type.
  • C19 – Nineteenth Century Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.3 million books and official publications, 61,647 archival collections and 15.5 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. Full-text is not available.
  • Chronicling America, Early American Newspapers (Currently covering selected newspapers from Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Washington D.C. 1900-1910 available now, with plans to expand dates from 1836-1922).
  • Columbia Missourian online edition provides full-text access to articles published in the Missourian from 2002-present.
  • Factiva provides access to current issues and an archive of over 8,000 publications from around the globe. Search for newspapers by selecting “Source”, then “Newspapers: All”. This may also be broken down by continent, region, or country, then selecting a specific newspaper. Full-text available.
  • Historic Missouri Newspaper Project provides searchable full-images of 14 Missouri newspapers. Coverage dates vary.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe offers access to the fulltext of current and back issues of major newspapers, journals, newsletters, and news sources from around the world. This source is full-text. Use “Quick News Search” for any newspaper articles about a topic, or the “Guided News Search” for articles in a specific newspaper.
  • NewsBank, a searchable full-text database, indexes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1989, the Kansas City Star from 1991, and other selected newspapers from Missouri and around the nation.
  • Paper of Record is a free Internet site (registration required) providing searchable full text versions of hundreds of historical newspapers from around the world.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers digitally reproduces every issue of the New York Times and the Chicago Defender (1910-1975) from cover-to-cover. There is a short gap between this database’s coverage and the most current issues. Coverage during this gap can be found in Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe. It provides full page-image and full-text searching of these newspapers. To limit results by date, see these instructions.
  • ProQuest Newsstand contains over 850 newspapers with access to 575 full-text titles. With titles like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and major regionals like the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and the Boston Globe, users can also find access to international, national, and regional news. Coverage: 1980’s to present.
  • Regional Business News provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

U.S. Electronic Newspapers*

State Newspaper Date Notes
California Daily Alta California 1880-1890 San Francisco newspaper.
San Francisco Call 1900-1910
Colorado Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection 1859-1923 Over 100 newspapers online. Browse by issue or search all titles
Florida Chronicling America 1900-1910 The DeSoto County News (Arcadia), The Florida Agriculturalist (DeLand), Gainesville Daily Sun (Gainesville), The New Enterprise (Madison), The Pensacola Journal (Pensacola), The Punta Gorda Herald (Punta Gorda).
Georgia The Cherokee Phoenix 1828-1833 The first American Indian newspaper.
The Colored Tribune 1876 African American newspaper based in Savannah.
The Dublin Post 1878-1887
Hawaii Ulukau: Hawaiian Electronic Library 1834-1948 Over 40 Hawaiian and English language newspapers. Partial runs.
Hawaiian Language Newspapers 1861-1927 16 Hawaiian language newspapers online. Partial runs.
Illinois Barrington Review 1914-1930
Kentucky Kentuckiana Digital Library 1886-1910 Adair County News, Bluegrass Blade, Bourbon News, Central Record
Maryland Baltimore Afro American 1902-1978 Free registration required. Partial run.
American Eagle 1856-1857 Cambridge newspaper. Free registration required.
Cambridge Chronicle 1830-1903 Free registration required. Partial run.
Cambridge Tribune 1937-1947 Free registration required.
Massachusetts Harvard Crimson 1873-
Minnesota Winona Newspaper Project 1855, 1857, 1860-1946 Winona Argus, Winona Daily Republican, and Winona Republican-Herald
Missouri Missouri Historic Newspapers 1836-1987
Columbia Missourian 1966-1985
The Sporting News 1886-2003 Free registration required.
New Hampshire White Mountain Reporter 1895-1897 North Conway newspaper. Free registration required.
New Jersey Atlantic County Newspapers 1860-1923 Non-searchable PDF files. Browsable by date.
New York Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902 Extensive national and international coverage.
Mackenzie’s Gazette 1838-1840 New York City newspaper. Free registration required.
New York Examiner 1843 New York City newspaper. Free registration required.
Freedom’s Journal 1827-1829 America’s first African American newspaper. Based in New York City.
New York Sun 1900-1910 New York City newspaper.
New York Times 1851-2003
Northern New York Historical Newspapers 1811-2004
Suffolk Historic Newspaper Archive 1839-1892 The Corrector, The Long Islander, The Long Island Traveler, The Port Jefferson Echo, and The South Side Signal.
Volunteer 1841-1842 Rochester newspaper. Free registration required.
Ohio The Israelite 1859-67 Cincinnati newspaper. Free registration required.
Pennsylvania The Occident and American Jewish Advocate 1843-1851
Collegian 1887-1976 Penn State’s student newspaper
Lancaster County Newspaper Archive 1830-1950 Lancaster County newspapers: The Lancaster Examiner & Herald, The Columbia Spy, The Intelligencer Journal, The New Holland Clarion, and The Lancaster Farmer
Franklin Repository 1859-1867 Republican Newspaper. Excerpts.
Lock Haven Express 1889-1931 Free registration required.
Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers 1847-1874 Newspapers of Bellefonte, Chambersburg, Columbia, Erie, Gettysburg, Huntingdon, Philadelphia, Reading, Waynesboro and Wellsboro.
Pennsylvania County Historic Newspapers 1790-1870 Various newspapers from Pennsylvania counties. Not all titles cover the entire date period.
Tennessee El Evangelista Mexicano 1893 Free registration required
Utah The Salt Lake Herald 1900-1910
Utah Digital Newspaper Project 1850-1969 Over 40 newspapers including the Deseret News.
Virginia Republican Vindicator 1859-1870 Democratic newspaper in Augusta County. Excerpts.
Richmond Afro American 1947 Free registration required.
Richmond Daily Dispatch 1860-1865 Widely read newspaper in Richmond during the Civil War.
The Times Dispatch 1900-1910 Whig newspaper in Augusta County. Excerpts.
Staunton Specatator 1857-1870 Whig newspaper in Augusta County. Excerpts.
Valley Virginian 1865-1870 Augusta County newspaper. Excerpts.
Virginia Gazette 1736-1780 Williamsburg, VA. newspaper.
Washington D.C. Chronicling America 1900-1910 The Colored American, The Evening Times, The Hatchet, The National Forum, The Suburban Citizen, The Sunday Globe, Sunday Morning Globe, Sunday Washington Globe, The Washington Bee, The Washington Herald, Washington Sentinel, Washington Times, Washington Weekly Post, The Weekly News (Anacostia).
The National Era 1847-1860 African American newspaper.
The Silent Worker 1888-1929 Popular national newspaper among the deaf population, published by the New Jersey school for the Deaf.
The Stars and Stripes 1918-1919 Paper published by the U.S. Army for its forces stationed in France.
Washington State Washington Historic Newspapers 1852-1886 Newspapers from Seattle, Olympia, Spokane, and Walla Walla. Requires DjVu plug in.
Wisconsin Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles 1860-1940 Over 16,000 articles about biographical and local subjects excerpted from many newspapers.

International Electronic Newspapers*

Country Newspaper Date Notes
Australia Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 Includes periodicals from Australia, as well as London-published periodicals of relevance to Australia.
Port Phillip Herald 1840-1902 Free registration required.
Austria ANNO: Austrian Newspapers Online 19th and 20th centuries Over 60 historical newspapers of Austria, digitized by the Austrian National Library.
Canada Alberta Newspapers Collection 1885-2001 Enormous collection, but not searchable across issues or titles.
Democracy at War 1939-1945 Collection of article clippings about WWII published in Canadian newspapers.
Globe and Mail 1844-2002 “Canada’s National Newspaper.”
Paper of Record 1752-2001 Large collection of over 100 major and local Canadian newspapers. Free registration required.
Ontario Canada Community Newspapers 1810-2007 This collection contains a variety of newspapers from Ontario, Canada. The collection includes Provincial Freeman, an African-American paper published in Chatham, Canada West (now Ontario)
New Zealand Papers Past 19th century 41 newspapers and periodicals from 19th century New Zealand.
Niupepa: Māori Newspapers 1842-1932 A collection of Māori and English language historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932.
United Kingdom British Newspapers 1800-1900 A searchable database of newspapers from throughout the United Kingdom.
Illustrated London News 1861-1865

Historical Newspaper Indexes*

Newspaper Date
Atlanta Constitution 1868-1929
Chicago Tribune 1852-1984
Christian Science Monitor 1860-1940
Dallas Morning News 1885-1977
Hartford Courant 1764-1984
The Scotsman 1817-1950
The Toronto Star 1894-2004
Washington Post 1877-1986