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Newspapers

Below is a listing of the major newspapers and news databases for which Brown has online subscriptions. To find newspapers and magazines published before the 1980's that are available online, see the Historical Periodicals listing. To find historical newspapers available on Microfilm at Brown, see the Resource Guide for History (American).

Subscription Databases:

Alternative Press Index  
1969-present; international and interdisciplinary, Alternative Press Index provides access to nearly 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change.

Ethnic NewsWatch and ENW: A History  full text icon  
1980-present; Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press beginning in 1990. ENW: A History covers the years 1960-1989. The experiences and contributions of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Peoples, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans and Arab Americans illuminate three critical decades in U.S. and world history.

EUREKA.CC  full text icon  
Current; Eureka.cc, aka Virtual News Library (Newscan)is a database of news and current events that contains more than 115-million articles from over 2,500 daily newspapers, journals, magazines, news wires, tv transcripts and others covering more than 20 years. Sources from every state in the USA, from every province in Canada and from all over the world bring you the latest news in English, French, Spanish and other languages. For help in getting started, see Reference Guide for Eureka.cc.

Facts on File Databases  full text icon  
An online version of Facts on File, these databases include the World News Digest from 1940-present, as well as Issues and Controversies and links to special reports.

LexisNexis Academic  full text icon  
Current; said to be the world's largest full text, online database, containing more than a billion full text articles, citation abstracts, and documents. Emphasis is on current news and legal and business information. For help in getting started, see Introduction to LexisNexis Video Tutorial.

Library PressDisplay  full text icon  
Current (last 60 days); Library PressDisplay is an online newspaper portal which offers over 2000 newspapers from over 100 countries in 60 languages.

Mideastwire.com  full text icon  
Current; Mideastwire.com offers a daily email newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing via the print, radio and television media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.

National Newspapers Expanded  full text icon  
The ProQuest Newspapers Database contains 25+ newspapers to which the Library subscribes. List of Newspaper Subscriptions.

Times (London) Digital Archive  full text icon  
1795-1985; researchers can search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), using keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.

Internet Resources:

  • Chronicling America
    This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

  • Providence Journal
    1983 to the present. In addition to our online subscription, Brown owns the Providence Journal on Microfilm from 1829 to the present (located in the Rockefeller's Periodicals Reading Room). Indexing for the Providence Journal prior to 1983 is available as part of the Rhode Island Collection at the Central Library of the Providence Public Library.

  • Today
    Visitors should not miss checking out the "View Archived Pages" link near the top of the page, to see the front pages of events of historical significance.