Major Research Tools

Global Newsstream

Coverage: 1980s-present

Current access to over 2,800 titles from the US and across the world, plus archival access to many of the same titles. Covers newspapers, newswires, and transcripts in 13 different languages.

Lafayette (college newspaper)


Coverage: 1870-present

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

Morning Call via ProQuest

Coverage: 1984-present

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

New York Times historical backfile


Coverage: 1851-2017

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2017.

New York


New York Times website. To access articles beyond the 10 per month that NYT makes freely available, use Lafayette's "passes": visit and use your Lafayette email address to create an account and/or log on. After registering, students have full access through December of their graduation year. Faculty and staff will claim a pass that can be renewed after 4 years.

ProQuest Historical U.S. Newspapers


Cover-to-cover, full image backfiles of the New York Times (1851-2017), Chicago Tribune (1849-1998), Los Angeles Times (1881-1997), Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003), Wall Street Journal (1889-2004), and Washington Post (1877-2004).

Wall Street Journal via ProQuest


Coverage: 1984-present

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



The Washington Post website access. Note: this subscription does not allow for access through the TWP mobile app.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Accessible Archives: African American Newspapers

Coverage: 1827-1855

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

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998


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

African Newspapers, Series 1 & 2, 1800-1925


Collection of digitized newspapers from 21 countries across Africa during the years 1800-1925, covering "repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade, life under colonial rule and the results of the Berlin Conference to the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism." Mostly in English, but other languages include Afrikaans, French, German, Malagasy, Portuguese, Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa, and Zulu.

America's Historical Newspapers


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.

American Indian Newspapers


Coverage: 1828-2016

Collection of 42 newspapers from Indigenous peoples of the US and Canada covering 1828-2016.

American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside


Collection of newspapers published in prisons by incarcerated persons. Still a work-in-progress, but will eventually include hundreds of prison newspapers from across the country from penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women's-only institutions.

AP (Associated Press) Stylebook


Online version of the Associated Press' style guide. Includes the ability to create your own custom guide and notes on entries (requires registering a personal account).

Brooklyn Newsstand


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

Burney Collection of Newspapers


Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals, and an extensive collection of London newspapers.

Chicago Tribune historical backfile


Coverage: 1849-1997

Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1997.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers


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.

Compact Memory: Internet Archive of Jewish Periodicals


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.

Early American Newspapers I and II

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.

East African Newspapers

Coverage: 1943-2003

Collection of 3 English-language newspapers covering post-colonial and contemporary events in the region, with more titles to be added. As of July 2021 titles are: Daily Nation (Kenya), The Ethiopian Herald, and The Monitor (Uganda).

Eighteenth Century Journals

Coverage: 1685-1835

Full-text of magazines and newspapers providing a broad representation of print journalism in the eighteenth century. Most titles are British, but the collection also includes titles from from Canada, the Caribbean, India, and France. Minimal overlap with materials in other collections such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), The Burney Collection, etc.

El Caribe Digital Archive

Coverage: 1956-present

Digitized archive of El Caribe, one of the Dominican Republic's main daily newspapers, covering events in the DR and across the Caribbean region. In Spanish.



Online home for content from The Express-Times, an Easton based newspaper covering the Lehigh Valley.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980


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.

Imperial Russian Newspapers

Coverage: 1782-1918
Collection of digitized, searchable Russian language newspapers covering the 18th through the early 20th centuries.

Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers

Coverage: 1807-1929

Over 1,000 titles providing local, regional, and state-wide coverage of Mexico's revolutionary and independence periods. Almost all titles are in Spanish, with a handful of coverage in English or other languages.

Independent Voices


Open Access collection of over 1,000 alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals from the 1960s-80s focused on the following series: Feminism; LGBTQ; Ethnicity and Race; Campus/community; GI Press; Small literary magazines; Right-wing press.

Kikuzo II Visual

Full-Text, Reference, Visual Resource

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.

Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

Coverage: 1911-1949

Digital newspaper collection of 13 newspapers covering the years of transition from imperial rule to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Searchable in Chinese only.

Latin American Newspapers, 1805-1922


Collection of digitized Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features titles from across South and Central America as well as parts of the Caribbean and Africa. Most of the content is in Spanish, with some in Portuguese or English.

London Times Digital Archive

Coverage: 1785-1985

Electronic edition of The Times of London.

Los Angeles Times historical backfile

Coverage: 1881-1996

Electronic backfile of the Los Angeles Times from the first issue through 1997.

Middle Eastern & North African Newspapers


Growing collection of 15 titles, mainly in Arabic but some English and/or French as well. When complete will cover "the decline of colonialism, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Suez Crisis, the Cold War, the rise of the petroleum industry, twentieth-century pan-Arab movements, both World Wars, the establishment of the state of Israel, the Iran-Iraq War, and the recent Arab Spring."

Newspaper Digitization Projects


Gateway to digitized full-text historic newspapers from foreign countries and the U.S. (Note that resources followed by a dollar sign are subscription resources and may not be available at Lafayette.)

NewspaperCat: Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers


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

Nichols Collection of Newspapers

Coverage: 1672-1737

Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes an extensive collection of English newspapers as well as pamphlets, broadsides, and periodicals.

Pennsylvania Civil War Era Collection


Searchable full text of some Pennsylvania newspapers from 1831 to 1877. From the Penn State Libraries.

Philadelphia Inquirer historical backfile


Coverage: 1860 - 2001

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Philadelphia Inquirer from the first issue through 2001.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette historical backfile

Coverage: 1786-2003

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from the first issue through 2003.

Service Newspapers of World War Two

Full-Text, Visual Resource
Coverage: 1939-1948

Digitized newspapers published for WWII soldiers. Strength in US and UK but expands beyond this to cover Allied and Axis armies from around the world.

South China Morning Post historical backfile


Coverage: 1903-2001

Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 2001.

Southeast Asian Newspapers

Coverage: 1839-1958

Digital collection of over 60 newspapers primarily from Indonesia, Phillippines, and Vietnam. Languages include Vietnamese, English, French, Dutch, and a handful of titles in Filipino, Indonesian, Cebuano, Javanese, and more.

Wall Street Journal historical backfile

Coverage: 1889-2004

Electronic backfile of the Wall Street Journal from the first issue through 2004.

Washington Post historical backfile

Coverage: 1877-2003

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Washington Post from the first issue through 2004.

Yomidas Rekishikan


Digital archive of The Yomiuri Shimbun, the leading Japanese daily newspaper. Covers the years 1874-present, and includes The Japan News, the English-language version of The Yomiuri Shimbun, from 1989-present.