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Newspapers and News: Historical Newspapers

This guide provides resoures for searching news sources, newspapers, and broadcast transcripts.

Finding Older News Stories Online

Online newspapers and magazines vary widely in the levels of service they provide.  Some offter full-text articles and are updated throughout the day; others offer only brief articles from the printed editions.  Some will ask you to register with them to use their site.  Some will have older stories available, others will not.  Use ProQuest Global Newsstream, Access World News, or Factiva to search for older articles from thousands of newspapers and magazines worldwide.

United States Newspapers

Search Historical American newspapers

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European Newspapers

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