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The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
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Databases

Historical Newspapers

The ProQuest Historical Newspapers database offers the original news articles exactly as they appeared to the original readers decades ago. The articles are PDF images that can be downloaded, printed or emailed.

This database includes the following newspapers:

  • Baltimore Afro-American¬†- 1893-1988
  • Chicago Tribune - 1849 - 1987
  • Chicago Defender - 1905 - 1975
  • Christian Science Monitor - 1908 - 1997
  • The Baltimore Sun - 1837-1987
  • The New York Times - 1851 - 2007
  • The Wall Street Journal - 1889 - 1993
  • The Washington Post - 1877 - 1994

These are available individually or in cross-searchable collections.

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