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America's Historical Newspapers

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Searchable full-text and page images of newspapers from across the country including early newspapers, 1690-1922; America's Urban Centers Newspaper Collection, 1807-1880; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971; Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876; and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980; Early American Newspapers, Series 15, 1822-1879: Immigrant Communities.  Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of Readex/Newsbank.
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History, Genealogy, New York City History, United States History, Reference, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, American Studies
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America's Historical Imprints

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Search full-text early American books, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and rare printed materials. Combined search of American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760-1900) and Early American Imprints (1639-1819), including supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Antiquarian Societiy.  Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of Readex/Newsbank.
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History of North America, United States History, Language and Literature, English and American Literature, Manuscripts and Rare Books, African American Studies, American Studies, Native American Studies
A combined search interface to three historical databases: American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I (1760-1900) Based on the American Antiquarian Society's landmark collection, this database offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800) Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans, this collection provides full-text primary source material covering every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Upon completion, the collection will consist of more than 36,000 works and 2,400,000 images. Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) Based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and supplemented by thousands of new items,this collection covers every aspect of American life during the early nineteenth century with full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides. Search full text or browse within sixteen indexed subject categories.
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ProQuest Historical African American Newspapers

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African American historical newspapers throughout the United States. Collections include the Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003, Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988, Chicago Defender 1910-1975, Cleveland Call and Post 1934-1991, Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005, Michigan Chronicle 1939-2010, New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993, Norfolk Journal and Guide 1921-2003, Philadelphia Tribune 1912-2001, and Pittsburgh Courier 1911-2002.
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History, Genealogy, United States History, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies, African American Studies
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Fulton Search: Historical newspapers

A searchable repository of historic newspapers published in New York State and the United States between 1795 and 2007, frequently updated. Also includes a handful of international newspapers. FultonSearch offers an alternative interface to FultonHistory.com, pointing to files hosted and indexed there. To browse a list of the newspapers included in this resource, click here. ***This resource occasionally experiences technical issues that temporarily shut down service to the site.  During these periods, try the Library of Congress' free resource  Chronicling America, another free resource that provides historical newspapers, or one of the other historical newspapers databases at the New York Public Library.
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Genealogy, New York City History, Historical Newspapers
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Michigan Chronicle: Historical Newspapers 1936-2010

Michigan Chronicle offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Examine major movements from the Great Migration and Civil Rights to the election of America’s first Black president.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

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Searchable full-text and page images of all ProQuest Historical Newspaper databases, which include titles related to New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the American Jewish Newspaper Series, and the United Kingdom.  The coverage for certain titles extends up to the present, but does not include the most recent 6-12 weeks, depending on the title. 
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Art, Architecture, Fashion, Business, Government and Law, History, Genealogy, United States History, World History, Language and Literature, Performing Arts, Homework Help, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies
Searchable full-text and page images of all ProQuest Historical Newspaper databases, comprised of: Newsday (1940-1985) : New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) : The New York Times (1851-2010) with Index (1851-1993); The New York Times (2008-recent) : New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (1841-1962) : New York Tribune (1841-1922) : The Wall Street Journal (1889-1996); The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922); American Banker (2008-recent); The American Israelite (1854-2000); The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945); Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003); The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988); Baltimore Sun, The (1837-1988); Barron's (2008-Recent); Boston Globe (1872-1982); Boston Glove (2008-recent); Chicago Defender (1910-1975); Chicago Tribune (1849-1990); Chicago Tribune (2008-recent); The Christian Science Monitor (1908-2000); Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991); Detroit Free Press (1831-1922); The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003); Hartford Courant (1764-1988); The Irish Times (1859-2012) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958); The Jerusalem Post (1932-2008); The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990); The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990); Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005); Los Angeles Times (1881-1990); Los Angeles Times 92008-recent); Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003); The Philadelphia Inquirer (2008-recent); Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001); Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002); San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922); St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-1922); The Times of India (1838-2005); USA Today (2009-recent); The Wall Street Journal (2008-recent); and The Washington Post (1877-1997); The Washington Post (2008-recent).
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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search and view a large selection of digitized American historical newspaper titles from 1860-1922, or locate microfilmed copies of newspapers using the comprehensive "U.S. Newspapers Directory, 1690-the present."
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Genealogy, New York City History, United States History, Reference, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies, American Studies
Chronicling America is a prototype Website providing access to select digitized newspaper pages and information about historic newspapers, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to digitize historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. Include 3 New York City newspapers, The Sun and The Evening World and The New York Tribune digitized by the New York Public Library.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Northeast Collection

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Searchable full-text and page images of the Northeast Regional Historical Newspapers collections, which includes the following titles related to New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Northeast Collection is accessible from home with the library card. This database includes the New York Daily News
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Art, Architecture, Fashion, Business, Government and Law, History, Genealogy, United States History, World History, Language and Literature, Performing Arts, Homework Help, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies
Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ)—1905-2009 The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)—1848-2007 Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ)—1891-2010 Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ)—1949-2009 The Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ)—1925-2011 Daily Record (Morristown, NJ)—1974-2012 Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, NJ)—1903-2009 The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, NY)—1914-2011 The Journal News (Rockland: West Nyack, NY)—1889-1990 The Journal News (Yorktown: White Plains, NY)—TBD The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)—1883-2010 New York Daily News (New York, NY)—1919-2009 The News Journal (Wilmington, DE)—1871-2009 Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA)—1960-2001 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)—1960-2001 Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, NY)—1785-2010 Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY)—1904-2009 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)—1871-2008 Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY)—1891-2011)
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ProQuest Historical Jewish Newspapers

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Simultaneous search of the The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), The American Israelite (1874-2000),  Boston Advocate (1905-1909), The Israelite (1854-1874), The Jerusalem Post (1950-1988), the Jewish Advocate (1905-1990) and The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990),  and Palestine Post (1933-1950). 
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Genealogy, New York City History, United States History, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Jewish Studies
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Brooklyn Historical Society Newspapers

A selection of digitized newspapers from the collections of The Brooklyn Historical Society. including The Long-Island Star. Full-text searching, printing, and downloading are ennabled, with coverage from 1809 to 1863.    
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
History, New York City History, Historical Newspapers
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