Category Archives: Ethnic Press

Database Spotlight: Ethnic NewsWatch

Looking to search ethnic and minority newspapers? Try Ethnic NewsWatch!

Ethnic NewsWatch (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates), a full-text database of newspapers and journal articles from ethnic, minority, and native press.  Ethnic NewsWatch includes both English and Spanish languages titles from across the U.S., and the interface includes the ability to narrow your search by ethnic group, lets you search by keyword, date, title of publication, etc., and has a translation feature.

American Newspapers at Columbia University Libraries

Picture 8Looking for a state-by-state list of all American newspapers available at Columbia University Libraries?  This comprehensive list, arranged by state and city of publication, is a great place to start! 

It includes currently received paper issues, newspapers in microform, and newspapers available through our online database subscriptions. All call numbers (F, FA, FN, etc.) refer to the Microform Reading Room, 401 Butler Library.

All the News That’s Yellowing and Brittle – Historical Newspapers Online

Need newspaper articles that pre-date the stories in Factiva or Nexis (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates)? Curious what was happening in your neighborhood a century ago? Historical newspapers are proliferating on the web, so here’s a quick roundup of both plain text and scanned microfilm (actual page images) databases…

ProQuest Historical Newspapers (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates) has become a mother lode for U.S. newspapers. The database, which started with the New York Times and Wall Street Journal backfiles, now also includes historical coverage of the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. The source of the database is microfilm, so you display articles as they appeared in the paper, and can even flip through the pages of an entire issue.

The Times Digital Archive (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates) provides image access to the Times of London.

Accessible Archives (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates) is a searchable plain-text collection of early U.S. papers, including the Pennsylvania Gazette, the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and a collection of 19th century African-American newspapers.

A great free historical newspaper on the web, of local interest, is the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, brought to you by the Brooklyn Public Library. It is a searchable, page image collection of the Brooklyn paper from 1841-1902.