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Guide to Historical Newspaper Research: Online Newspapers
Information on finding historical newspaper articles in the Andersen Library
(Wisconsin Historical Society). This site contains images of 16,000 articles from Wisconsin local newspapers, and a small number from other states, "preserved in scrapbooks at the Wisconsin Historical Society in the late 19th and 20th centuries." Most articles were published between 1860 and 1940.
The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th- and 18th-century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some Irish, Scottish, and provincial English papers, as well as a few examples from the American colonies, Europe, and India. The 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers can also be searched using Gale Primary Sources and NewsVault.
First published in 1785, The Times (London) is widely considered to be the world's "newspaper of record." This archive searches over 200 years of this historical source. The Times (London) Digital Archive can also be searched using Gale Primary Sources.
Newspaper Source Plus provides selected full text for over 1520 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns, and other sources. It also features television and radio news transcripts.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times is a full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of the newspaper from 1851-2016. The database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
African American Newspapers,1827-1998, enables users to search more than 270 historical newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries for African American communities. Created in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Kansas State Historical Society, and the Library of Congress, African American Newspapers chronicles a century and a half of the African American experience.
British Library Newspapers is the most significant digital collection of British historical newspapers from 1800-1913. It includes specially-commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis. It can also be searched using the Gale Primary Sources and Newsvault databases.
Produced by the Japanese-Americans interned at assembly centers and relocation centers around the country during World War II, these newspapers provide a unique look into the daily lives of the people who were held in these camps. They include articles written in English and Japanese, typed, handwritten and drawn. They advertise community events, provide logistical information about the camps and relocation, report on news from the community, and include editorials.
According to this guide's content description, it "provides a list of historical African American newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google. The content is available for free, though it is at the discretion of the institution providing the content. The newspapers contained within the guide are those that have ceased to operate or are currently running papers with archives available. It does not include papers that are currently running and only offer access to the most recent articles."
Many of these digitization projects do not include the full run of the newspaper.