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  • Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and in a comprehensive databases. Includes newspapers, periodicals and books such including African American Newspapers, The Christian Recorder, The Colored American, Frederick Douglass Paper, Douglass Monthly, Freedom's Journal, HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE, The National Era, The North Star, The Pennsylvania Gazette, The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalog, Pennsylvania Newspaper Record, The Pennsylvania Packet, Provincial Freeman, Scenes from the Life of Harriet Tubman, Twelve Years a Slave and Weekly Advocate.

  • This collection of African American newspapers contains information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and Congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. The collection also provides a great number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

  • Includes newspapers from the late 1600's to early 1900's from Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Trial Database

    We have access to this trial database through June 9 2016. Available on-campus only. Please fill out this evaluation form especially if you are interested in the library purchasing the database: http://library.uncw.edu/forms/newspaper_database_trial_evaluation

    19th Century British Newspapers contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society.

  • This database offers access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers. This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s. Updated daily. Part of ProQuest Central.

  • NewspaperCat is an online database providing links to over 1000 full-text digital newspapers in the United States and Caribbean.

  • On-campus access to chronicle.com and mobile access with free account! Click on "Details" below for more information.

    Premier source for weekly news, research information, forums, and career information for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

  • The Current Digest provides comprehensive coverage of national news, current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia.

  • Gale's InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. It includes The New York Times from 1985 – present, selective historic full text from 18 North Carolina based newspapers, and selective current full text to another 15 North Carolina newspapers.

  • News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.

  • Digital archive for the New York Times dating back to 1851. An excellent database for history. For online access to recent New York Times articles, use InfoTrac Newsstand.

  • The News & Observer Index is an alphabetical list of names and subjects, with references to the newspaper articles in which they occur and a guide to help find references to articles with more information about a particular topic.

  • Digitized newspapers from the North Carolina State Archives collection that were only available on microfilm. These materials include papers dating from 1751-1890s.

  • The North Carolina Newspaper Locator database, reflecting the microfilm holdings of the Government & Heritage Library, contains listings for nearly 2,000 unique newspaper titles dating from 1751 to today. 

  • New!

    Follow the link to create an account on NYTimes.com as a UNCW student/staff/faculty. Once you create an account you will have an "All Digital Access Pass" that will allow you to log in and access all NYTimes.com content from any computer and the NY Times mobile app.

    NYTimes.com contains most of the articles that appear in the printed New York Times paper, as well as a wealth of blogs, interactive features, videos and other web-only content.

  • Published in Philadelphia The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered The New York Times of the 18th century. It provides the reader with a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods.

  • Provides access to the latest information on medical technology, research, and legislative developments. The database contains bibliographic information and indexing for 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters. Part of ProQuest Central.

  • Trial Database

    We have access to this trial database through June 8 2016. Available on-campus only. Please fill out this evaluation form especially if you are interested in the library purchasing the database: http://library.uncw.edu/forms/newspaper_database_trial_evaluation

    This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

  • This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.

  • This collection of historical newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Includes Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1909-1975), Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003) and The New York Times‎ (1851 - 2011).

  • Provides access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from throughout the world.  The database includes backfiles for most newspapers, providing access to articles, columns, editorials, obituaries and features published in each paper. Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian and many other international, national and regional titles.  Comparable to EBSCOhost Newspaper Source Plus.

  • A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.

  • A portal to relevant, credible information selected by SIRS editorial staff. Designed to support student research, study, and homework in key curricula subjects. Includes articles, primary sources, websites and graphics. SIRS is comprised of Issues Researcher (covering the leading issues most studied and debated by students), Government Reporter (historic and government gocuments, directories and almanacs), SIRS Renaissance (current perspectives on the Arts & Humanities) and WebSelect (editorially selected web sites). Comparable to Points of View Reference Center.

  • The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art, art history, architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.