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  • Access World News

    News from 1978 to current.  Search globally or restrict your search to a world region, country, state or language.

  • America's News [NewsBank]

    Fulltext content from thousands of sources, including local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers, news video, and news blogs.  Coverage varies by title, with some titles providing fulltext since the late 1970s.  Has shortcut links for The State and South Carolina newspapers.

  • Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)

    Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. These include regional, national, and international newspapers, news wires, broadcast transcripts, non-English language news sources, magazines, trade journals, business publications, SEC filings, law reviews, statutory, administrative and case law.

  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    Freely search selected American newspapers, including South Carolina papers, from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. newspaper directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690 - present.  Since 2009, the University of South Carolina Libraries have received grants from NEH to make many mid 19th and early 20th century South Carolina newspapers accessible.  Learn more about the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program.

  • Historic Newspapers of South Carolina

    Free online access to historic local and regional newspapers originating throughout South Carolina since the 1700s.  Includes content from the African American newspapers Lighthouse and Informer and The Palmetto Leader not found in Chronicling America.

  • New York Times (Historical)

    Complete full text coverage of The New York Times newspaper from 1851 through 3 years ago. Coverage includes advertisements, comics, editorials, graphics, maps and photos. Articles are available for download in pdf format.

  • State Newspaper, December 1987 - present

    Contains all of the news, features, sports and entertainment articles written by the staff at the newspaper and provided by the major wire services.

    The South Caroliniana Library has several indexes to older issues of The State.

  • Factiva

    Access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs.  Some content is unavailable to academic accounts.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Accessible Archives

    Accessible Archives provides collections of primary source materials in full text databases. The following collections are available:

    • African American Newspapers (National Era, 1847-1860; Frederick Douglass Papers, 1851-1856; Provincial Freeman, 1854-1857; The Christian Recorder, 1861-1893 (excluding 1892).
    • The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800, Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalog, Pennsylvania Newspaper Record
    • The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
    • South Carolina Newspapers, 1732-1780
  • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945)

    The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.

  • Chicago Defender (1910-1975)

    The Chicago Defender was the most influential African-American newspaper of the 20th century. With the majority of its readership outside the Chicago region, it served as the de facto national black newspaper in the U.S.

  • Early American Newspapers, Series I 1690-1876

    Offers fully searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions from more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876.

  • Gamecock (Student Newspaper, current and digital archives)

    Digital archives of The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.) newspaper1908 to 2006. Search by issue date and keyword.  Also links to 2007 to present issues.  Freely available to everybody from everywhere.

  • Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines

    Full page views. Limit searches to sources sympathetic to Confederacy or Union or to a 1860 or 1864 presidential candidate.

  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

    The full facsimile run of the world’s most iconic illustrated newspaper.  Search or browse by issue or contributor.  This resource was acquired by University Libraries with generous contributions from the Departments of English Language and Literature; History; and Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences, USC-Columbia.

  • Latinamerican Press

    Freely available Latinamerican Press provides independent and reliable information and analysis about Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on the problems and situations that affect the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the population.

  • New York Amsterdam News, 1922 - 1993

    Digitized version of one of the U.S.'s leading Black newspapers.  Find articles, advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, etc. documenting first hand the major news and cultural topics of the 20th century from the African-American perspective.  This resource was acquired by University Libraries with generous contributions from the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, USC-Columbia

  • News (AP, UPI, etc.) Wire Services

    Provides near real-time access to world-wide news from AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports news wires.  Archived content limited to recent years.

  • Newspaper Source Plus

    Includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers.

  • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

    One of the most widely circulated African American newspapers during the early twentieth century, the Pittsburgh Courier focused on social and cultural issues relating to the African American community.

  • Times Digital Archive [London] , 1785-1985

    Every page (articles, images, obituaries, reviews, etc) of every issue of the world's newspaper of record is full-text searchable. Content also includes:  Times or Daily Universal Register--Jan 1-Mar 17, 1788  and Daily Universal Register--Jan 1, 1785-Dec 31, 1787.

    The Sunday Times (a separate publication) is not a part of the Times Digital Archive. 

  • Washington Post (1877-1996)

    The Washington Post (1877-1996) offers full page and article images with searchable full text.

  • World Newspaper Archive

    Once in the database, click on the "places of publication" tab to select from the current modules covering African, Latin American, and South Asian newspapers.