Databases

Databases by what you can do with them 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. Saunders Redding, artist Romare Bearden, 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

Search these newspapers:


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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 (1837-1991)

This database covers the Baltimore Sun from its beginning to 1991.
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.
This resource is longer available.
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Gale In Context: High School

Student Resources In Context  includes full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian. Provides hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.

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Gale In Context: Middle School

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

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General OneFile - Gale

General OneFile provides access to more than 14,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books, and multimedia sources, along with over 163,000 images, 6,400 audio files, and 1.3 million videos. The database is particularly useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research.

(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.

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National Newspapers

This collection of 54 newspapers provides full-text online access to many of the most respected and widely read national newspapers including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

These major regional newspapers are also included:

 

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

News - Gale OneFile

Gale OneFile: News provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

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

Newspapers.com Library Edition

Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

World Collection
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