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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
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
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Databases

Databases can help you find news articles from the past or present.


Alt-Press Watch

Alt-PressWatch is a full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. As a current and retrospective collection, Alt-PressWatch provides a valuable new  source of coverage, viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media and serves a broad spectrum of subject areas including the arts, media and popular culture, business and labor studies, education, environmental studies and ecology, global studies, history, journalism, literary and critical studies, political science, government and public policy, social science and more. In an era in which more and more media is owned by fewer and larger corporate conglomerates, the alternative press is one of the last bastions of independent and critical print coverage. Alternative newsweeklies, available in most cities, give readers alternative perspectives on politics, government, policy and culture; report on issues of government and education, local, national and international issues; and cover topics such as hunger, abuse, the environment, religion and the arts.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Baltimore Afro-American - Historical Newspaper (1893-1988)

The Baltimore Afro-American was one of the most widely circulated African American newspapers. The paper's contributors have included writer Langston Hughes, intellectual J. Sunders Redding, artist Romare Beardon, and sports editor Sam Lacy.  To see Baltimore history unfold, start here.

 

Provided by ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun on ProQuest has full text of most newspaper articles dating back to September, 1990.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Baltimore Sun Historical Archive

This database contains issues of the Baltimore Sun from May 1837 up to February 1901.The database is easy to search and contains images of the actual Sun Paper as it appeared on the date of publication.

Baltimore Sun Historical Archive is part of NewsBank's Maryland Historical Newspapers.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Baltimore Sun, Historical (1836-1987)

This database covers the Baltimore Sun from its beginning to 1987.
The articles are PDF images that can be downloaded, printed or emailed.

Provided by ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Ethnic Newswatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provides a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints.  English and Spanish language search options are available.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

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:

These are available individually or in cross-searchable collections.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

National Newspapers

Includes coverage of 27 newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers.

Includes the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and others.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)
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