Major Research Tools

Lafayette (college newspaper)

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Coverage: 1870-present

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


LexisNexis Uni (formerly Academic)

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

Morning Call via ProQuest

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Coverage: 1984-present

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


New York Times historical backfile

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Coverage: 1851-2013

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2013. (For an electronic version of articles from 2014 forward, use LexisNexis Uni.)

New York Times.com

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New York Times website. To access articles beyond the 10 per month that NYT makes freely available, use Lafayette's "passes": visit NYTimes.com/passes 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 364 days.

ProQuest Historical U.S. Newspapers

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Cover-to-cover, full image backfiles of the New York Times (1851-2013), Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Los Angeles Times (1881-1992), Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003), Wall Street Journal (1889-1999), and Washington Post (1877-1999).


Wall Street Journal via ProQuest

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Coverage: 1984-present

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


Other Suggested Research Tools

Accessible Archives: African American Newspapers

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Coverage: 1827-1855

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


African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

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


America's Historical Newspapers

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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.


Brooklyn Newsstand

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


Burney Collection of Newspapers

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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.


Chicago Tribune historical backfile

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Coverage: 1849-1992

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


Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

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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.


Compact Memory: Internet Archive of Jewish Periodicals

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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.


Early American Newspapers I and II

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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.


Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

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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.


Kikuzo II Visual

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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.


Latin American Newspapers, 1805-1922

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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.


London Times Digital Archive

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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.


Los Angeles Times historical backfile

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Coverage: 1881-1992

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


Newspaper Digitization Projects

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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

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


Pennsylvania Civil War Era Collection

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


Philadelphia Inquirer historical backfile

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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.


South China Morning Post historical backfile

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Coverage: 1903-1997

Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 1997.


Wall Street Journal historical backfile

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Coverage: 1889-1999

Electronic backfile of the Wall Street Journal from the first issue through 1999.


Washington Post historical backfile

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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 Uni. You can also sign up with your Lafayette email for free, unlimited access to the content on WashingtonPost.com.)