Historical News Sources

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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Ethnic NewsWatch

Alternative Titles
Ethnic News Watch and ENW: A History
ENW, ENW+H
Description

A full text database of 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press. Searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes more than 100,000 articles in Spanish and over 400,000 in English.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1960 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9175
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Washington Post, 1877-1994

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Washington Post
PQHN: WP
Description

Searchable access to the complete backfile of the Washington Post, available in full page images digitized from microfilm. (For access to the full text of the Washington Post from 1994-present, use NewsBank Access World News or LexisNexis Academic.)

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1877 - 1994 Includes complete full text of every issue from the first (December 6, 1877) through the December 31st issue of 16 years ago. (One year of additional content from 16 years ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9071
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Times Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
The Times of London, London Times
The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006, TTDA, TDA
Gale Historical Newspapers
Description

Searchable access to more than 200 years of backfile issues of The Times newspaper of London, England, from its origin in 1785 through 2006, including full page facsimile images digitized from microfilm. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.

Note:  For full text of the The Times since 2006, use LexisNexis Academic or NewBank's Access World News.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1785 - 2006 Backfile only.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9041
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Readers Guide Retrospective

Alternative Titles
Readers Guide Retro, RGR
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
Description

Indexes articles from 240 periodicals published in the U.S. & Canada between 1890 and 1982, covering current events & news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health, consumer affairs, etc.  Provides separate access to just the back-file of the Readers Guide index.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1890 - 1982
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9023
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Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
Palmer's Index to The Times (1790-1905) (Chadwyck-Healey version)
The Times Index
Palmer's Index to The Times (London)
Description

The Palmer's Index to the Times (1790-1905) is a collection of electronic records keyed from the 461 printed volumes of Palmer's Index to the London Times newspaper which cover the years 1790-1905 inclusive.

Type
Article Index
Bibliographies
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8933
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Los Angeles Times, 1881-1990

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times
PQHN: LAT, LA Times
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the Los Angeles Times from the first issue (December 4, 1881) through the December 31st issue of 23 years ago. (One year of additional content from 23 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.

Note:  For access to the full text of the Los Angeles Times from recent years, use ProQuest Newsstand.  For combined online access to the complete backfile from 1881 up through today's issue, use ProQuest News & Current Events.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1881 - 1990
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8925
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Archive of Americana

Alternative Titles
America's Historical Imprints, Early American Imprints, Evans, Shaw-Shoemaker
America's Historical Newspapers, Early American Newspapers
Afro-Americana Imprints, African American Newspapers, African American Periodicals
Hispanic American Newspapers
Description

Combined access to six databases containing full text of historical American books, newspapers & periodicals:

America's Historical Imprints, including Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800) and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)

Afro-Americana Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1535-1922

America's Historical Newspapers, including Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1535 - 1998 (Varies by database)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8679
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Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

Description

The collection includes brief summaries of nightly news programs broadcast by the national television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) since August 5, 1968, along with regularly scheduled newscasts from CNN (since 1995) and Fox News (late 2000s). The index of news segments is freely searchable. Individuals may request segment copies for loan on DVD for a fee, for purposes of reference, study, classroom instruction, and research. 

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1968-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8621
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World News Digest

Alternative Titles
FACTS.com (Facts on File World News Digest)
Facts on File
Description

This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly. It covers major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.   Content includes news summaries, political cartoons, some video content of political speeches, select social media responses to news events, and infographics.

The editors of Facts On File World News Digest research and distill key news information every week from more than 100 major newspapers, news magazines, other periodicals, and government and online sources from the U.S. and around the world. The news information is cross-checked for accuracy, and the summaries are written and edited for maximum clarity and swift retrieval of factual information.  A list of sources can be found at http://wnd.infobaselearning.com/wnd-sources.aspx.

 

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1940 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8587
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