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Library Resources for Finding Information on a Specific Date: Newspapers
Resources for writing assignments related to finding information that happened on a specific date or time period.
*Newspaper articles can be either a primary or a secondary source. For
example, when a newspaper article initially reports on an event, the
newspaper serves as a primary source. When a newspaper article reflects
back on an event, it is a secondary source.
Primary source databases available via IUS Library:
Provides access to the full-text of numerous 19th century newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. Subjects covered in this collection include the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life and culture.
A full-text digital archive of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society. Note: The ability to cross-search multiple primary source collections from the provider Gale is now available on the Gale Primary Sources platform.
A full-text, fully searchable digital archive of newspapers, pamphlets, and books published mostly in London in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also includes some English provincial newspapers as well as Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. Note: The ability to cross-search multiple primary source collections from the provider Gale is now available on the Gale Primary Sources platform.