Historical News Sources

Matter of Fact

Alternative Titles
A Matter of Fact: a digest of current facts, with citations to sources (AMOF, MOF)
FactSearch
Description

A database of statistical statements on current social, economic, political, environmental and health issues, derived from 300 newspapers and periodicals, the Congressional Record, and Congressional hearings from 1984 to 2003. It functions as a handy source of recent statistics and facts, much like an almanac.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1984 - 2003 Last updated in 2003.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9763
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Issues & Controversies in American History

Alternative Titles
Issues & Controversies in American History@FACTS.com
Issues and Controversies in American History
Description

Biographies, timelines, background articles, photographs, and maps augment the curriculum-based coverage of historical events. Carefully selected primary documents, linking directly to the factual coverage, give the points of view on all sides of the debates as they were promulgated at the time.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9749
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Hemeroteca Digital

Alternative Titles
Biblioteca Virtual Hispánica
Description

Consists of 143 titles which comprise 500.000 pages representing a wide variety of Spanish press of all types: political, satirical, technical, literary, sports, religious, etc., ranging from 1772 to 1933. Digitized by the National Library of Spain, this collection of periodicals and newspapers is the first phase of the Biblioteca Virtual Hispánica which aims to make publicly accessible Spain's bibliographic patrimony.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1772-1933
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9725
Access
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America's Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
Americas Historical Newspapers
Early American Newspapers
Description
America's Historical Newspapers provides searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of titles from all 50 states. The collection currently includes:
  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
  • Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876
  • Early American Newspapers, Series II, 1758-1900
  • Early American Newspapers, Series III, 1829-1922
  • Early American Newspapers, Series VI, 1741-1922
  • Early American Newspapers, Series VII, 1773-1922
  • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
  • Type
    Newspaper(s)
    Coverage
    1690-1922
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9515
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    Chicago Defender, 1909-1975

    Alternative Titles
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender, PQHN: CD, Chi Def
    Chicago Daily Defender
    Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
    Description

    Searchable access to the backfile of The Chicago Defender, a leading African-American newspaper, available in full page images digitized from microfilm. (Issues of The Chicago Defender from 1976-1993 are available on microfilm in the Hatcher Graduate Library, call number FILM X474.)

    Type
    Newspaper(s)
    Coverage
    1909-1975 Includes most issues from the weekly, daily and national editions that were variously published between July 31, 1909 (Volume 4, Number 31) and December 31, 1975 (Volume 71, Number 170).
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9463
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    AP Images

    Alternative Titles
    AP Images, AP Multimedia Archive, AccuNet/Associated Press Photo Archive
    Description
    Online access to over 500,000 photos with detailed captions from the AP news wire. Includes all photos from US and abroad added in the previous 365 days (800 per day) plus many selected historical photos from 1844 to the present. Also includes printed graphics and news audio clips transmitted by AP, and selected publicity photos from PR Newswire, Prime Newswire, and other sources. Updated continuously.
    Type
    Images
    Coverage
    1844 - All AP photos, graphics, and audio clips from the current year, plus selected historical photos since 1844, and selected publicity photos.
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9457
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    ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    Alternative Titles
    PQHN, ADW, BAA, CD, CT, DFP, IT, JP, LAS, LAT, NYAN, NYT, PC, WIT, WSJ, WP, UK, Freep
    Description

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a custom ProQuest cross-search providing full-text access to the complete backfiles of 20 U.S. and 31 international English-language newspapers from Canada, China, India, Ireland, Israel, and the United Kingdom, including:

    Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

    Type
    Article Index
    Newspaper(s)
    Coverage
    1791 - 2012 (Varies by title) One year of additional content is added to the backfile annually for the following 10 titles: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Globe and Mail, Irish Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Times of India, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post. The content of all other titles does not increase beyond the years specified.
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9371
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    New York Times, 1851-2010

    Alternative Titles
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times, PQHN: NYT, NY Times
    Historical Index to the New York Times, 1851-1993
    Description

    Searchable access to the backfile of the New York Times newspaper (Late Eastern Edition), from the first issue on September 18, 1851 through the December 31st issue of 3 years ago.  (One year of additional content from 3 years ago is added annually.)  Reproduces the complete full text of every issue in its original printed form, in full page images digitized from microfilm.  Also incorporates indexing and subject headings from the New York Times Index, 1851-1993.

    Note:  For searchable access to the full text of the New York Times from 2011 to the present, use ProQuest Newsstand or LexisNexis Academic.  For combined searchable access to the complete backfile from 1851 up through today's issue, use ProQuest News & Current Events.  For full image access for issues from 2011 up to two months ago, use ProQuest Digital Microfilm.

     

    Type
    Article Index
    Newspaper(s)
    Coverage
    1851 - 2010
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9367
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    Accessible Archives

    Description

    Provides full text, searchable access to:

    Type
    Newspaper(s)
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9295
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    American Periodicals (APS)

    Alternative Titles
    American Periodicals Series, APS Online, APSO
    Description

    American Periodicals Series Online™ (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The DialPuck, andMcClure's.

    APS Online chronicles the development of America across 150 years. The journals in this collection cover three broad periods:

    • 89 journals published between 1740 and 1800 offer insights into America's transition from colonial times to independence. The journals support research for a range of academic fields. Titles include Massachusetts Magazine, which published America's first short stories, and Thomas Paine'sPennsylvania Magazine, which reported on inventions. One of the first mass printings of the Declaration of Independence, a letter by George Washington on the crucial Battle of Trenton, and the thoughts of Benjamin Franklin are among the highlights of content from this period.
    • The first 60 years of the 19th century became the golden age of American periodicals, with general interest magazines, children's publications, and more than 20 journals for women. Many of the publications reflect on the growing debate over slavery, including the serialization of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in National Era that preceded the novel. Also available are hard-to-find materials, such as Edgar Allan Poe's contributions to the Southern Literary Messenger, as well as the first appearances of Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories in New England Magazine, and Margaret Fuller's contributions to The Dial.
    • 118 periodicals published during the Civil War (1861-1865) and Reconstruction (1865-1877) eras reflect the nation in turmoil and growth, and titles from the 1880s through 1900 capture the settling of the West and the emergence of modern America. Early professional journals, including Publications of the American Economic Association and Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, popular titles such as Scribner'sand Lippincott's issued by publishing houses, celebrations of Americana in Ladies’ Home Journal, and the incisive political and social commentary ofPuck and McClure's illustrate the variety of the American experience. Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.
    Type
    Article Index
    E-Journal(s)
    Coverage
    1740-1900
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9275
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    Pages

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