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Access World News from NewsBank provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources. This archive provides comprehensive coverage of current events (history in the making) and historical events.
 
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.
 
Alternative Press Index is a biannual subject index to over 300 alternative, left, and radical journals, newspapers, and magazines. The index is international and interdisciplinary, spanning the social sciences and humanities, with its central focus on the practice and theory of socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays/lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism.
 
Covers the period 1969 through to 1990. This bibliographic database contains journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Covering theories and practices of socialism and revolution alongside ecology, democracy and anarchism, feminism and organized labor, indigenous peoples and gays/lesbians, the coverage is both international and interdisciplinary.
 
America's Historical Newspapers allow you to search and browse American newspapers published across three centuries. It includes thousands of titles from all 50 states and chronicles the evolution of American culture and daily life from 1690 to the recent past.
 
This historical newspaper collection provides online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of China during the id-19th through early 20th Century.
 
Ethnic American Newspapers offers extensive coverage of many of the most influential ethnic groups in U.S. history. It enables the study of often-overlooked aspects of the nation's history, politics and culture, covering immigrant contributions to U.S. business, music, science, wars and more.
 
Factiva provides access to over 6,000 US and foreign full-text news and business publications. Factiva also includes reports, financials, stock quotes and other investment data on public companies. Some titles listed are not available to academic library users. These titles cannot be blocked from the title list.
 
Covering early periods of The Times of London and the New York Times, Historical Newspapers Online includes four separate files: Palmer's Index to The Times<(London) which covers the period from 1790 to 1905, with full text online articles from 1785 to 1870; The Official Index to The Times which takes the coverage forward from 1906 to 1980; The Historical Index to The New York Times which covers from 1851 to 1922; and a combined file which searches all three.
 
Legal, news and business information service which contains several thousand full-text publications. These include regional, national and international newspapers, news wires, magazines, trade journals, law reviews, statutory, administrative and case law and business publications.
 
Online access to hundreds of newspapers from more than 90 countries, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.
 
NBC’s Meet the Press is broadcast-television’s longest-running program, with interviews, panels and debates from across the political spectrum. The collection includes streaming video of every surviving program from the show’s inception in 1947 through the present day.
 
Searchable full text from the 1980's to the present of dozens of local, regional and national newspapers including the New York Daily News, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and many others.
 
Provides full-text PDF articles from several major U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times (1851-2012), Wall Street Journal (1889-1998), Washington Post (1877-1999), Los Angeles Times (1881-1992), Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Chicago Defender (1905-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Boston Globe (1872-1983), and others.
 
Search the Vanderbilt Television News Archive of network television news programs and other news-related programming recorded since August 5, 1968. Streaming video of selected content is available. The Archive makes all the items in its collection available to the public through a loan service. See a librarian for more information.
 
Translation into English of non-U.S. broadcasts, web postings, newspapers, wire services, and other news sources from hundreds of countries that were monitored for national security purposes. Coverage is 1995-2013. Includes political speeches, television programs, radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, periodicals, and books. The content focuses primarily on military, political, environmental, scientific, technical, and socioeconomic issues and events.
 
This is a searchable collection of 19th and 20th century historical newspapers from Latin America, Africa, and South Asia. This collection can be cross searched with the America's Historical Newspaper collection.
 
The collection of streaming videos that features full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the first half of the twentieth century. The collection is semantically indexed, allowing users to search by subject, year, historical era, historical event, people, and places.
 
Provides full-text access to around 10,000,000 pieces of literature in about 20,000 different kinds of periodicals published in China between 1911 and 1949.