Newspapers

Major Research Tools

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Coverage: 1870-present

Searchable full-text database of Lafayette's college newspaper.

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Coverage: varies

Full text of newspapers, business and popular magazines, law reviews and legislative sources.

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Coverage: 1984-present

The full text of the Morning Call, Allentown's local daily newspaper.

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Coverage: 1851-2012

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2012. (For an electronic version of articles from 2013 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)

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New York Times website. To access articles beyond the 10 per month that are freely available, use Lafayette's "passes": visit NYTimes.com/passes and use your Lafayette email address to log on. Once you log on, you will have full access to the website for 24 hours.

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Cover-to-cover, full image backfiles of the New York Times (1851-2012), Los Angeles Times (1881-1992), Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Wall Street Journal (1889-1998) and Washington Post (1877-1999).

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Coverage: 1984-present

Full text of the Wall Street Journal. Includes limited images, charts and tables.

Other Suggested Research Tools

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Coverage: 1827-1855

Full text of African American newspapers from the 19th century.

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Collection of digitized African American newspapers from more than 35 states.

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Interface that allows you to search across three digitized newspaper collections: Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.

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Full text of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841 – 1955) and Booklyn Life (1890 – 1924).

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Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals, and an extensive collection of London newspapers. To search three English news databases at once, use the Gale NewsVault. To simultaneously search this resource along with Eighteenth Century Collections Online Vols. I & II, The Times of London Digital Archive, and The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, use the Artemis Primary Sources search interface.

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Coverage: 1849-1992

Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1992.

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Allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the Library of Congress.

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Digital archive of German-language Jewish newspapers and periodicals,  ca. 1768 - 1938, in Germany, Austria, and elsewhere in Central Europe.  Covers religious, political, social, cultural, and academic aspects of Jewish life.

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Coverage: 1690-1900 (focus on 1700-1799 and 1820-1860)

Searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of U.S. historic newspapers. The publisher's web site includes a description of some of the key titles within Series I and Series II.

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Digitized collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes many titles published bilingually in Spanish and English.

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Database of Japanese sources, including Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper, from 1879-present (Full-text searching is available only from 1985 on). Also includes two weekly magazines, AERA and Shukan Asahi; a historical photo archive of 10,000 photos mostly taken in Asia during World War II; the pictorial magazine Asahi Graph (1923-45); two reference sources: Who's Who database and Dictionary Chiezo; and an English language news database.

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Collection of digitized Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere. Most of the content is in Spanish, with some in Portuguese or English.

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Coverage: 1785-1985

Electronic edition of The Times of London. To search three English news databases at once, use the Gale NewsVault. To simultaneously search this resource along with The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, Eighteenth Century Collections Online Vols. I & II, and the 17th & 18th Burney Collection of newspapers, use the Artemis Primary Sources search interface.

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Coverage: 1881-1992

Electronic backfile of the Los Angeles Times from the first issue through 1992.

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Coverage: 2008-three months ago

Full image contents of The New York Times. Note that this version of the text is not searchable; you must already know the date of the issue you wish to see.

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Gateway to online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.

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Coverage: 1903-1996

Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post from the first issue through 1996.

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Coverage: 2008-three months ago

Full image contents of The Wall Street Journal. Note that this version of the text is not searchable; you must already know the date of the issue you wish to see.

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Coverage: 1889-1998

Electronic backfile of the Wall Street Journal from the first issue through 1998.

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Coverage: 1877-1999

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Washington Post from the first issue through 1999. (For an electronic version of articles from 2000 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)