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Newspaper Research Databases

  • American Periodicals Series Online (1741-1900): Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers.
  • America's Historical Newspapers: including Early American newspapers series 2, 1758-1900 and series 6 (East), 1741-1922.
  • Cleveland News Index/Necrology File: Produced by the Cleveland Public Library, indexes local news stories, feature articles and selected reviews from: the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine (1983-), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-), and Ohio Magazine (Oct. 1990-). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. It consists of two parts, a news section and personal name section. Routine sports events are not indexed.
  • HarpWeek: the Civil War Era and Reconstruction I (1857-1871): Page images and indexes to Harper's Weekly, covering the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic: Full text news, business, legal, medical, and reference information.
    Replaced by Nexis Uni 01/01/18.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text: contains all of the content available in LGBT Life and full text for significant LGBT journals, magazines, regional newspapers as well as monographs.
  • New York Times (1980- ): National and international news, photo- and video-journalism, and other multimedia. This resource updates on a 24/7 basis. Access requires individual account creation.
  • New York Times (Historic) (1850-2013): Contains the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2008. Covers U.S. and international affairs as well as in-depth coverage of New York City developments. Includes the New York Times Book Review and New York Times Magazine.
    Note: Access to this database has been discontinued. Please choose another database or ask a Librarian for assistance. (08/30/17)
  • Newspaper Source (1995-): Full text for regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, and newspaper columns.
  • Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis-Nexis Academic): Containing more than 15,000 news, legal and business sources, Nexis Uni helps students find credible sources including: Print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs; Local, regional, national and international newspapers with deep archives; Extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790; Business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives.
  • Regional Business News latest 30 days: A full text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world.
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-): Contains full text articles from the Wall Street Journal from January 2, 1984 through today's issue. Browse issues, or search for terms in citation, abstract, or article text.