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Unless otherwise noted, these resources are available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, or from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.

Full text articles from over 400 titles from the British Library's newspaper collections.

Types of material covered: News articles, family notices, letters, obituaries, advertisements
Dates covered: 1700s-1950s
Access note: Reference desk access only

This archive provides unlimited access to historical articles and images from The Chicago Defender, the oldest African-American newspaper published in Chicago.

Types of material covered: Newspaper articles.
Dates covered: 1905-1975
Access note: Reference desk access only.
Types of material covered: Full text articles from the Chicago Tribune.
Dates covered: 1985-present
Technical tip: The ChicagTribune database works best with the internet browser Safari.

Full text articles from the Chicago Tribune.

Types of material covered: Newspaper articles.
Dates covered: 1849-1990
Technical tip: The Chicago Tribune database works best with the internet browser Safari.

Library of Congress project to digitize the nation's newspapers.

Types of material covered: Newspaper articles.
Dates covered: 1880-1922

The EBSCO Host platform allows users to search multiple databases at once, this includes databases such as Academic Search Complete, Anthropology Plus, Art Full Text, Art Index Retrospective, FRANCIS, Historical Abstracts, and many others. 

Types of material covered: Multi-disciplinary journal articles, e-books, and other content, including some full text.

Provides access to a digital library of French culture maintained by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It contains numerous digitized texts and manuscripts, images, maps, animation, as well as sound files of publications in history, literature, science, philosophy, law, economics, and political science.

Types of material covered: Full text, images, sound and other digital content.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Searchable full-text archives of Harper’s Weekly covering the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Types of material covered: Editorials, cartoons, advertisements, pictures, literature.
Dates covered: 1857-1889

Find which Illinois libraries own historic newspapers. No full text; just location information.

Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Full-text access to a broad range of sources covering news, business, legal, medical, and general reference research.

Types of material covered: Approximately 5,000 resources, including regional, national, and international newspapers, wire services, magazines, almanacs, biographical dictionaries, etc.
Dates covered: Dates of coverage vary from source to source. Newspaper coverage ranges from current year to 20+ years. Wire services and newspapers updated daily.

Full text articles from the New York Times.

Types of material covered: New York Times
Dates covered: 2000-present
Technical tip: The New York Times database works best with the internet browser Safari.

Full text articles from the New York Times dating from the first issue in 1851 through 2010.

Types of material covered: New York Times
Dates covered: 1851 through 2010
Access note: The New York Times database works best with the internet browser Safari.

A searchable database covering over 3,400 newspapers across the United States between 1700 and the early 2000s.

Types of material covered: Full text newspapers.
Access note: Reference desk access only.

The ProQuest platform allowers users to search multiple databases at once, including ArtBibliographies Modern; the Art, Architecture and Design Collection; Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals; Chicago Tribune; New York Times; Vogue Archive; and many more. 

Types of material covered: Multi-disciplinary journal articles, e-books, and other content, including some full text.

Searchable index to The Nation with some full text.

Types of material covered: Newspaper articles.
Dates covered: 1865 to the present.