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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.

This international and interdisciplinary archive indexes a variety of alternative sources about cultural, economic, political, and social change. The index includes alternative, radical, and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines.

Types of material covered: Newspaper articles.
Dates covered: 1969-1990
Access note: This is a trial. Access available through September 2018.

Full-text articles from the Chicago Tribune.

Dates covered: 1985-present
Technical tip: The Chicago Tribune 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.

This archive includes full coverage of <i>Life Magazine</i> from its first issue in November 1936 until December 2000. The cover-to-cover archive includes all front and back covers, articles, advertisements, and photographs from the original publications. Content is indexed and downloadable in PDF format.

Types of material covered: Magazine articles and photographs
Dates covered: 1936-2000

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.

More than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources, including the current New York Times full-text, U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790, and international newspapers.

Types of material covered: Regional, national, and international newspapers, wire services, magazines, almanacs, and biographical dictionaries.
Technical tip: This database will replace LexisNexis in 2019.

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.

Provides access to historical and recent issues of the digitized Wall Street Journal. The historical collection runs from 1889 to 2001 (new content added annually) and the recent collection spans 2008-current (with a three-month embargo).

Types of material covered: Newspaper articles.
Dates covered: 1889-2018
Access note: This is a trial. Access available through October 6, 2018.
Technical tip: Currently available on-campus only.