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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 Karen_Bouchard@Brown.edu 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.

Historical American Newspapers: General

Streetlit urban scene with newspapers being delivered

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

Historical American Newspapers: Ethnic / Alternative Press

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

 

African American:

 

Asian American:

 

Jewish American:

 

Latinx:

 

Native American and Indigenous Peoples:

 

Other Ethnicities:

Historical American Newspapers on the Internet

A selection of resources freely available online, in alphabetical order by state. For states not included here, please check the Library of Congress's Chronicling America site above.

Historic Canadian Newspapers on the Internet