General & Multidisciplinary Resource Guides — General/Multidisciplinary
Newspapers & Current Events

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17th - 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers ( [Restricted] VPN
The digital Burney Collection provides full text access to almost 1 million pages and approximately 1,270 newspapers, pamphlets, broadsides and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). The resource represents the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English and British colonial news media that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press".
19th Century US Newspapers (NCNP) ( [Restricted] VPN
NCNP provides access to over 28 million articles of primary source newspaper content from the 19th-century, featuring full-text content and images from newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history,Western migration and the Antebellum-era among other subjects. Newspapers from all 19th-century U.S. states and territories are included.
Coverage: Varies by newspaper
Acceda Noticias [via NewsBank] ( [Restricted] VPN
A subset of Access World News, Acceda Noticias consists of 36 full-text newspapers and news services in the Spanish language from the United States and selected foreign countries.
Access World News [via NewsBank] ( [Restricted] VPN
Access World News from NewsBank provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. Access World News also includes a selection of Spanish language newspapers from the United States and other countries. Date coverage varies with individual newspaper.
Africa-Wide Information [via EBSCO] ( [Restricted] VPN

Africa-Wide Information (formerly Africa Wide NiPAD combines databases to form a multidisciplinary aggregation of sources offering unique and extensive coverage of all facets of Africa and African studies. Includes over 2.4 million citations and abstracts dating back to the 16th century. The advanced search allows the research to search all the collected datasets or focus on particular sets.

Coverage: 2000-present
African American Newspaper Collection [via Accessible Archives] ( [Restricted] VPN
Full-text of seven 19th Century African American Newspapers: Freedom's Journal, The Colored American (Weekly Advocate), The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper, The Christian Recorder. Coverage varies by newspaper.
African Newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive (Readex) (
Fulltext of thirty four historic newspapers from different African cities. Coverage differs per title. Dates range and represents 1800-1920s. This selection is a subsection of Readex's World Newspaper archive. See link below.
Coverage: 1800-1920s
America's Newspapers [via NewsBank] ( [Restricted] VPN
Full-text articles from the electronic editions of record for over 600 U.S. newspapers. The "America's Newspapers" product has been expanded to "Access World News" with many more U.S. and California titles plus hundreds of international news sources.
AP Images ( [Restricted] VPN
Formerly known as the AccuNet/Associated Press Photo Archive, this site is an ever-changing collection of over 700,000 photographs from the AP news service, historic images. Most of the images are contemporary and date from 1995 forwards and all include descriptive captions and source information.
Coverage: 1844-present; current file contains 1995-present
California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) (
The CDNC provides full text access to more than 5 million articles and 400,000 pages of 21 significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-2009, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. The San Francisco Call, the Sacramento Transcript and the Sacramento Daily Union also are included in the CDNC.
Coverage: Coverage varies by title.
California Newspapers [via NewsBank Access World News] ( [Restricted] VPN
Search California Newspapers in NewsBank's "America's Newspapers" database. Search more than 100 California titles, or search a smaller set of Northern California papers under "Local Papers." Among the California newspapers included are: Davis Enterprise (1997-), Fresno Bee (1986-current), Modesto Bee (1989-current), Orange County Register (1987- current), Sacramento Bee (1984-current), San Francisco Chronicle (1985-current), San Jose Mercury News (1985-current) and San Diego Union-Tribune (2000-current).
California's Historical Newspapers [via Newsbank] ( [Restricted] VPN
A full text collection of 13 California Newspapers covering the period between 1850 and 1900. It can be searched separately or in conjunction with the Early American Newspapers Collection (Series 1).
Coverage: 1850-1900
Chronicle of Higher Education -- Chronicle Campuswide ( [Restricted] VPN
The electronic version of the Chronicle of Higher Education has been cancelled. Please note that articles found on the electronic version of the Chronicle of Higher Education identified as "Premium Content" are available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers. We continue to subscribe to a print copy, call number LA226 .C48, located in the Shields Library Current Periodicals Oversize collection. Contact Roberto Delgadillo (, Bibliographer for Education, if further information is needed.
CQ Electronic Library ( [Restricted] VPN

Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Electronic Library includes many resources for the study of current and historical congressional and American government issues. The CQ Researcher is an invaluable source of background information on topical issues since 1991. The Global Researcher is similar to CQ Researcher but with an international orientation. CQ Weekly Report, available starting in 1983, reports in depth on congressional activities and political developments.

Search from the CQ Electronic Library home page, where you may register a user profile in order to save documents and search strategies, or search in each online edition separately. See similar entry "CQ Press Electronic Library" for individual titles as related listings.

Davis Enterprise [via NewsBank America's Newspapers] (
Search and retrieve full text of the Davis Enterprise from August 1997 forwards. Excludes advertisements and graphics.
Coverage: August 1997-present
Early American Newspapers [via NewsBank] ( [Restricted] VPN
Historic American newspapers from 1690-1876: images and full-text content, complementing the America's Historical Imprints (Early American Imprints) series. The core of the Readex collection is formed by Isaiah Thomas' own collection of colonial and early national period newspapers and supplemented by nearly two million issues added by Thomas' successors at the American Antiquarian Society, and from the collections of other institutions and societies.
Coverage: 1690-1876
  • This site now also includes the California's Historical Newspapers consisting of 13 titles published between 1850 and 1900.
The Access Initiative (TAI): The Environmental Information Portal (

The Access Initiative (TAI) is an online collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. Committed to the principle that accurate information drives responsible decisions by governments and individuals, TAI offers the public a large breadth of statistical, graphic, and analytical data in easily accessible formats. TAI is the "world’s largest network of civil society organizations dedicated to ensuring that local communities have the rights and abilities to gain access to information and to participate in decisions that affect their lives and their environment."

Formerly, EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal.

Ethnic Newswatch ( [Restricted] VPN
A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in the United States.
Coverage: 1960-present
Factiva ( [Restricted] VPN
Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs. Provides company information including market data and competitors. Includes full-text of the Wall Street Journal. Coverage in more than 20 languages.
Gender Watch ( [Restricted] VPN
A full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, NGO and special reports.
Historic U.S. Newspaper Indexes [via Proquest]

The following newspapers collaborated with ProQuest to provide searchable indexes to their archives. Articles can then be read on microfilm (for the titles we own) or requested through Interlibrary loan.

Note: while you can search the full text of the newspapers you cannot read these articles online; the links here are to indexes only, not full-text resources.

Historical Newspapers Online ( [Restricted] VPN
Search the following Chadwyck-Healey databases: Palmer's Index to The Times, 1790-1905 (with full text from 1800-1870) the Official Index to the Times, 1906-1980, and the Historical Index to The New York Times, 1851-1922.
Historical San Francisco Chronicle [ProQuest] ( [Restricted] VPN
Full-text page images of for the years 1865-1922. (In progress: covers 1880-1922 as of Fall 2008)
Coverage: 1865-1922
Latin America Data Base (LADB) ( [Restricted] VPN

The UC Davis Library no longer subscribes to the LADB.

LADB is a news and educational service in English about Latin America. LADB produces three weekly news bulletins about Mexico (SourceMex), Central America and the Caribbean including Cuba (NotiCen), and South American (NotiSur). An online searchable database of over 24,000 articles from back issues of LADB publications and Latin American journals is also available. LADB also offers free lesson plans about Latin America designed for secondary school teachers, and a teaching materials and resources database.

Date: 1986 - present
Latin American Newspapers (Zona Latina) (
Extensive listing of links to Latin American newspapers. The list is compiled by Zona Latina, which covers Latin American media and marketing.
Latin American Newspapers [via Newsbank] (
The database includes the full-text content from 24 historic and influential newspapers published in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and other Latin American countries. Publication dates range from 1845 to 1922.
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LexisNexis Academic ( [Restricted] VPN
One of the largest web-based full-text databases for current news, business and legal information, supporting a broad range of interdisciplinary research, LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to nearly 6,000 individual titles. Includes a wide range of U.S. and foreign newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. Business resources include business articles, accounting literature, company financial information. Legal resources include state and federal laws and regulations, a full range of case law, and law review articles.
Lian he zhi shi ku 聯合知識庫= News Database=UDNDATA (Chinese Database) ( [Restricted] VPN
UDNDATA is a newspaper database of the United Daily News Group, the largest news group in Taiwan. UDNDATA covers seven Chinese newspapers in Taiwan, Europe and North America: Lian He Bao 聯合報, Jing Ji Ri Bao 經濟日報, Min Sheng Bao 民生報, Lian He Wan Bao 聯合晚報, Xing Bao 星報 in Taiwan, Ouzhou Ri Bao 歐洲日報 in Europe and Meizhou Shi Jie Ri bao 美洲世界日報 in North America. The online database provides current and searchable full-text articles, as well as searchable images, published on the above seven newspapers. It is not only a major information source in Taiwan, but also an important information sources on overseas Chinese in Europe and North America.
  • For better search result, use traditional Chinese words in searching.
London Times via Historic Newspapers Online ( [Restricted] VPN
Search Palmer's Index to The Times, 1790-1905 and the Official Index to the Times, 1906-1980. Includes full-text for 1800-1870.
  • Microfilm of Jan.1, 1785 forwards is available in the Shields Library Microfilm collection.
Los Angeles Times [full-text versions]
Full text of the Los Angeles Times is available via several databases licensed for use at UC Davis.
Multi Data Online (
"Multi Data Online is the Arab world's largest archive of Arabic Periodicals, growing at the rate of 4000 new records each month from over 20 countries, and with data going back to the 1970s."
New York Times [full-text versions]
Current full text of the New York Times is available via several databases licensed for use at UC Davis.
Newspaper Source [via Ebscohost] ( [Restricted] VPN
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. Also contains full text from more than 335 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio transcripts are provided.
Pravda Digital Archive 1912-2009 ( [Restricted] VPN
"Pravda was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991, when Boris Yeltsin signed a decree closing Pravda down. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pravda originated as an underground, daily workers' newspaper, and soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement. After the collapse of the USSR, nationalist and communist journalists intermittently published a print newspaper and an online newspaper under the name Pravda. Today, Pravda represents the oppositional stance of the Communist Party in the Russian Federation."
Coverage: 1912-2009
ProQuest Current Newspapers

Current full-text of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times (including the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review), and the Wall Street Journal.

For historical backfiles, see ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

Proquest Digital Microfilm (Newspapers) ( [Restricted] VPN
The database is the digital version of the Los Angeles Iimes (Library ed.), Wall Street Journal (Eastern ed.), Washington Post (Final ed.), and New York Times (East Coast, Late ed.), microfilm.
Coverage: Coverage begins from 2008 - .
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Historical coverage of the following U.S Newspapers. The include both full page and individual article images. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Years included varies by title.
Regional Business News [via Ebsco] ( [Restricted] VPN
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.
Coverage: Coverage varies by title.
Ren min ri bao 人民日报电子版= People's Daily (Chinese Database) ( [Restricted] VPN
The "People's Daily" is the official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China. This database provides complete official records of the Chinese government from 1946-2005.
Coverage: 1946-2005
  • Needs Chinese word processor for searching in Chinese.
Sacramento Bee [via NewsBank America's Newspapers] ( [Restricted] VPN
Search and retrieve full text of the Sacramento Bee from 1985 through the previous day. Excludes advertisements and graphics
Coverage: 1985-present
Times of London Digital Archive ( [Restricted] VPN
Includes full text and page images of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, advertising and images (excluding the Sunday Times) for 1785-2006. The "Access World News" database contains both the daily and Sunday Times, 1985-present.
Coverage: 1785-2006
Wall Street Journal via Proquest Current Newspapers ( [Restricted] VPN
Current full-text content of the Wall Street Journal.
Coverage: 1985-present
Wall Street Journal via Proquest Historical Newspapers ( [Restricted] VPN
Historical coverage of the Wall Street Journal 1889-1985 with both full page and individual article images. Searchable full text back to the first issue.
Coverage: 1889-1988

Guides to Electronic, Print, and Other Resources

Newspaper Collection [UC Davis Library] (
Informational pages about the UC Davis printed and electronic newspaper collections.

Other Resources

California Newspaper Project [via UC Riverside] (
The California Newspaper Project (CNP) identifies, describes and preserves California Newspapers. It provides a searchable online catalog of newspapers held throughout the state. CNP is a participant in the United States Newspaper Program and receives funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities and the California State Library.
California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) (
The CDNC provides full text access to more than 5 million articles and 400,000 pages of 21 significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-2009, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. The San Francisco Call, the Sacramento Transcript and the Sacramento Daily Union also are included in the CDNC.
Coverage: Coverage varies by title.
Chronicling America (
This site sponsored by the Library of Congress 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 by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Over a period of approximately 20 years, NDNP will create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 from all U.S. states and territories. Currently, the site contains selected newspapers from California (The San Francisco Call, Sacramento Record-Union), District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia and Washington.
Coverage: 1836-1922 some full text papers; 1690 - present is a bibliographic record for newspaper titles.