Newspaper Articles

The most comprehensive range of national, regional and local newspapers in 19th century Britain ever made available in a digital collection, drawn from the holdings of the British Library. These publications  provide a first-hand perspective on well-known historical events, cultural icons, sporting events, the arts, culture and other national pastimes.


The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.


Akron Beacon Journal    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

Full text access to all content from 1997-2016, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising. Founded in 1839, the Akron Beacon Journal is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that serves readers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.


Call and Post    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Full-text searching of all issues of the Cleveland Call and Post published between 1934 and 1991. (An index to issues from 1992 to 2004 and full text for issues from 2005 to present is available in the Ethnic Newswatch database.) Cleveland’s longtime African American newspaper, the Call & Post was formed in 1927 by the merger of the Call and the Post. The paper’s rise to prominence began in 1932 with the arrival of William O. Walker (1896-1981), who became its publisher within a few years. A strong local voice for racial equality, the paper has long urged participation in politics and encouraged black solidarity and self-reliance.


Cincinnati Post    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Full text access to all content from 4/1/1990 – 12/31/2007, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.


Cleveland News Index    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

(Cleveland Public Library) — The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.


Full text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,700 periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. Updated daily.


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Ethnic NewsWatch    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text database of minority, Native American and ethnic U.S. newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes more than 470,000 full-text articles from over 200 publications dating from 1985 to the present. It is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes abstract/index (covering 1992-2004) and full text (covering 2005 to present) of Cleveland Call and Post and full text of the Cleveland Jewish News from 1995 to the present.


This fully searchable electronic edition of the Financial Times — one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world — offers the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to the end of 2007. Every article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Every item in this online archive has been subject or topic categorized to permit fast retrieval and review of relevant articles, making this comprehensive research tool highly valuable to anyone studying the economic and business history and current affairs of the last 120 years.


The New York Times (1851-2012) 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.


Full text access to several Ohio newspapers including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Post, Dayton Daily News, Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Post, and Dayton Daily News.


Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and more.


19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a database of over 1.7 million pages of primary source content (28 million full text articles) selected to provide a comprehensive resource covering the century in detail. The full-text issues come from 500 newspapers, representing urban and rural regions, across the U.S.  The collection includes the Cleveland Daily Herald for the years 1835 to 1871, as well as selected issues from nine other Ohio newspapers from 1801 to 1880.


Full text access to all content from 1991 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.


Historical Plain Dealer 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.  Issues run from April 7, 1845 to May 31, 1991.  Search by keyword, name, date, date ranges, article type and issue.


As the “world’s newspaper of record,” The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2010 provides 221 years of this highly regarded resource to researchers of history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.


Toledo Blade    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Full text access to all content from 1996 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.


Ulrichsweb.com    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

An authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.


USA Today    Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

Full text coverage from 02/01/2002 to present. Provides comprehensive coverage of news from all 50 states. Contains four sections on news, money, sports, and life. USA Today was founded in 1982 with the goal of providing a national newspaper in the U.S. market, where generally only a single local newspaper and/or a metropolitan daily’s state/regional edition was available.


Wall Street Journal    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

The Wall Street Journal offers in-depth coverage of national and international news with a strong business and financial perspective. Full text of articles covering 1984 to present.