Category Archives: Newspapers

Newspaper Databases

Looking for current newspaper sources? The following databases provide access to local and foreign newspapers:

  • Factiva — a searchable collection of sources including English and non-English newspapers, wire services, and more.
  • Lexis Nexis — a searchable collection of over 18,000 sources including English and non-English newspapers, wire services, transcripts of broadcasts, and more.
  • ProQuest Newspapers — a searchable collection from US national newspapers, international English-language newspapers, and/or selected regional/state newspapers.

Looking for a historical newspaper perspective?  The following databases allow you to search historical newspapers:

Can’t find what you need?  Contact us at dssc@libraries.cul.columbia.edu for assistance!

Find Out Who’s On The Ballot

Created by professor Ester Fuchs, Who’s on the Ballot is a quick and easy to use website and mobile app that provides New York City citizens the location of polling places, information on candidates, sample ballots, and voter registration information.  Learn about candidates, find out when and where to vote. It’s as easy as entering your home address in search boxes.

From FBIS to World News Connection

Don’t let language limit your research. Search the Foriegn Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports (FBIS) (1941 — 1996) continued by World News Connection (1996 –present) for translations into English of newspaper articles, conference proceedings, periodicals, non-classified technical reports, and local media sources from around the world.

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Historical Newspaper Database Additions

Two new newspaper databases have been added to the Columbia University Libraries collections:

Please let us know if we can assist you with these new resources.

New CLIO

 Have you seen the new CLIOPicture 5With extra built in functionality, like book covers with search results, permanent URLs for each item, and the ability to text or email a title, location, and call number for an item, it’s a must-see!

Feeling nostalgic?  You can still get to CLIO Classic

Let us know what you think about the new CLIO send feedback!  For questions, please check CLIO Help or ask a librarian.

Historical Newspaper Sources

Picture 8Looking for a historical newspaper perspective?  The following databases allow you to search historical newspapers:

  • America’s Historical Newspapers – a collection of more than 950 American newspapers published between 1690-1922, including Early American Newspapers series and Hispanic American Newspapers
  • Latin American Newspapers – a searchable collection of historical Latin American newspapers
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers – a searchable archive of the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post
  • World Newspaper Archive – a searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the world

Can’t find what you need?  Contact us at dssc@libraries.cul.columbia.edu for assistance!