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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.

Current Newspaper Databases

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

These databases are updated daily and cover current newspapers and news sources from around the world in full text. Coverage will vary but most go back to the 1990s or 1980s. For older issues, please see the Historical Newspapers tabs.

 

Chinese men in traditional dress, backs to camera, reading posted news

Reading the News in China, ca. 1895-1935. Photo from Okinawa Soba (Rob) via Creative Commons license.

Major U.S. Newspapers

 

The ProQuest newspapers in the list below are text only, so for the most part you will not see images or advertising.

Local & Specialized News Presses