Core Resources

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 1, 1691-1820
    More than 500 Colonial America and American magazines and journals from 1691 through 1820 covering a broad base of topics and geographical areas. Pulled from the American Antiquarian Society collection, almost every 17th and 18th-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 2, 1821-1837
    Colonial America and American magazines and journals from 1821 through 1837.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 3, 1838-1852
    Series 3 presents over 1,700 titles dating from 1838 through 1852. The themes presented in Series 3 reveal a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities. Subjects covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 4, 1853-1865
    Series 4 presents over 1,100 titles dating from 1853 through 1865. While the Civil War is a focal point of the collection, we also find a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans—both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront can be found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in previous collections that include science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals: Series 5, 1866-1912
    Series 5 presents over 2,500 titles dating from 1866 through 1877. The themes presented in Series 5 reflect a nation that persevered through a most difficult set of circumstances: a bloody civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives; the incorporation of the recently-freed African Americans into American life; a population that rapidly expanded into the Western territories. Broad subject areas covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

  • Boston Globe
    Available 1980-Present

  • Canadian Newsstand Complete
    Canadian Newspapers

  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic (Now called Nexis Uni)
    Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal (including cases and legislation), medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

  • New York Times
    2004-Present. Search the New York Times from 1851- 2004 using Historical New York Times.

  • Newspaper Source
    Selected full text for regional, national (U.S.) and international newspapers; full text television & radio news transcripts.

  • Nexis Uni
    Nexis Uni™, the new interface for Lexis/Nexis, 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.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times‎ (1851 - 2012)
    Search the New York Times from 1851- 2012. Articles will be in PDF format. Current full-text content of the New York Times is found in several other databases: LexisNexis, Proquest Newspapers, and Infotrac.

  • US Newsstream
    Full-text coverage of major national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and NY Times, and many others.

  • Wall Street Journal
    Available through ProQuest Newsstand

Supplemental Resources

  • InfoTrac Newsstand
    This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

  • News & Periodical Resources on the Web
    From the Library of Congress, here is a useful directory of newspapers available online.