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).
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Current (last 60 days); Library PressDisplay is an online newspaper portal which offers over 2000 newspapers from over 100 countries in 60 languages.
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
The ProQuest Newspapers Database contains the following newspapers:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution 11/7/2001-present
Atlanta Constitution 1/3/1989-11/2/2001
Boston Globe 1997-present
Boston Globe 1/1/1980-12/3/1996
Chicago Tribune 12/4/1996-present
Chicago Tribune 1/1/1985-12/3/1996
Christian Science Monitor 9/30/1988-present
Los Angeles Times 12/4/1996-present
Los Angeles Times 1/1/1985 to 12/3/1996
New York Times 6/1/1980-present
Providence Journal 12/25/1983-present
USA Today 4/1/1987-12/14/1997
Wall Street Journal 1/2/1984-present
Washington Post 1/1/1987-12/3/1996
Washington Post 12/4/1996-present
Times (London) Digital Archive
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.
- 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.
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.