AP Images: Also called Associated Press Multimedia Archive. Includes an ever-changing collection of over 700,000 photographs from the AP news service. Most of the images are contemporary and date from 1995 forwards, but many historical images are also included. All images include descriptive captions and source information.
Library of Congress Newspaper Images via Flicker: In 2008, the Library of Congress began offering historical photograph collections through Flickr in order to share some of our most popular images with a new visual community. Now, the Library of Congress has expanded its Flickr collections to include illustrated and visual content from historic American newspapers available in its online collections.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): World’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Primarily comprised of magazines and journals, but also includes a number of national newspapers.
**Access World News (Newsbank): A comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers. Provides extensive coverage at of local, state, regional, national and international news sources. Also offers searchable news video clips and over a thousand international news sources from six continents, translated into English when written in other languages.
For helpful tutorials about using Access World News go to http://vimeopro.com/newsbank/uf
Factiva: Provides electronic access to hundreds of newspapers from around the U.S. and the world, most of them within one day of publication. Retrospective coverage varies but in some cases goes back to the 1980s. Special feature : Click on News Pages, then United States, for same day articles from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, but not the Chicago Tribune or Los Angeles Times. Or click on News Pages, then United States Academic for the same three newspapers, plus the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and San Francisco Chronicle.
LexisNexis Academic: Provides electronic access to hundreds of newspapers from around the U.S. and the world, most of them within one day of publication. Retrospective coverage varies but in some cases goes back to the 1980s. Searching tip: If you are only interested in searching through a single newspaper like the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, or Washington Post, (1) click on the sources tab, (2) click on news (publication type), (3) click on newspapers, (4) scroll through the list to find the newspaper you want and click on it, (5) click on the view ok continue tab in the bottom right corner. When the search form comes up, make sure your newspaper is listed in the limit box, specify date to be searched, and type in appropriate search terms.
Proquest National Newspapers: Includes coverage of 5 major U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times (1999 to date), Wall Street Journal (1984 to date), Washington Post (1987 to date), Los Angeles Times (1985 to date) and the Christian Science Monitor (1988 to date).
For additional possibilities, visit the General News Database List.
Ethnic NewsWatch (Proquest): A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. A collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints -- the other sides of the stories. Free text searching and complete indexing.