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History: Periodicals (Newspapers and Magazines)

American Periodicals

Chronicling American contains selected American newspapers covering 1836-1922.

New York Newspapers

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published from October 26, 1841 to 1955 and was revived for a short time from 1960 to 1963. The digitization of the historic Brooklyn Daily Eagle from reels of microfilm covers the period from October 26, 1841 to December 31, 1902, representing half of the Eagle's years of publication. Approximately 147,000 pages of newspaper in various digital formats are contained in this online repository. Access can be gained either by date of issue or by keyword searching.

  • New York Amsterdam News
    A weekly newspaper geared to the African American community of New York City. Founded in 1909, it is one of the oldest African American newspapers in the United States.

Locations: Physical copies: Cohen Library Circulation Desk Coverage: Latest print issues only
Microfilm: Cohen Library Reference Desk microfilm cabinets. Coverage: Dec. 21, 1921-Jan.-Dec.2010
Online: Go to Databases A-Z and search Academic Search Complete or Ethnic Newswatch Coverage: Varies

The New York Times (1851 - 2009) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.


European Newspapers


Free online access to British newspaper index dating back to 1700. Users in the U.S. will not be able to access the full text of the article unless they subscribe.


The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Newly digitized, all Burney treasures are now fully text-searchable in Gale Digital Collection.

  • London Times

Location: Microfilm (see Circulation Desk staff)
Holdings: v1785-1993


  • Le Temps

Location: Microfilm (see Circulation Desk staff)
Holdings: v.1-v.6 (1861-1942)
One of Paris's most important dailies from April 25, 1861 to November30, 1942.


Digitized collection of East German newspapers (Neues Deutschland, Neue Zeit, and Berliner Zeitung) from 1945 to 1990.