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Newspapers, Broadcast News & Popular Magazines

Newspapers are a valuable type of material for research, and are used as both primary and secondary sources. The Brown University Library has numerous newspapers across a variety of time periods, from diverse perspectives, and in different formats.

Availability of Articles

Although many of these resources are described as "full text" it is possible that not all articles will be available, especially for very recent materials. If you are having trouble finding what you need, please contact or another subject librarian for assistance. If you have full citation information, you can also use your ILLiad account to request scans of articles that we don't have.

For additional help in searching newspapers, please also see the boxes called Tips for Searching Newspapers and Race and Ethnicity Keyword Thesaurus found on the Welcome page of this guide.

Historical American Newspapers: General

Please also see the Newspapers by Title tab for information about some of the most requested newspapers.

Streetlit urban scene with newspapers being delivered

Everett Shinn. Park Row, Morning Papers. ca. 1900. Private Collection. Luna Insight collection.

Historical American Newspapers: Cultural / Alternative Press

Note: Besides those listed below, additional ethnic/cultural communities are represented in Chronicling America. Go to the main guide and search by Ethnicity to find them.

African American Newspapers

Asian American Newspapers

European American Newspapers

Jewish American Newspapers

Latinx Newspapers

Native American and Indigenous Peoples Newspapers

Other American Cultures' Newspapers

Historic American Newspapers by State: Rhode Island

Historical American Newspapers by State on the Internet

A selection of resources freely available online, in alphabetical order by state. For additional resources, please check the Library of Congress's Chronicling America at the top of this list.

Historic Canadian Newspapers on the Internet