New Historic Newspaper Databases: and NewspaperArchive

Welcome to Featured Databases! This blog series from the Robert W. Woodruff Library is intended to give you a brief introduction to databases that you may not know and to provide you with tips to get you started.

To explore all of our databases, please visit Emory Library’s databases page.


Browse each database by state or country.

Featured databases: and NewspaperArchive are two large databases of digitized newspaper backfiles from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Papers are primarily from North America and the United Kingdom; however, they also contain English-language titles from a handful of other countries in Europe, Asia and Australasia. Need papers from Panama or Ireland? Check out From Jamaica, Japan or Algeria? Try

The dates covered vary by geographic region and newspaper. NewspaperArchive for instance includes 172 newspapers from New York state. Among them are: The New York Herald from 1763 to 1902, Canandaigua Daily Messenger from 1922 to 1977, the Allegany Democrat from 1882 to 1905, and The Syracuse Star from 1875 to 2013.

Start with these hints: The newspapers included in these databases don’t appear in the library catalog. To find them, go directly to or NewspaperArchive, log-in and click on the “Browse” tab. You can also see a list of titles included as of November 2016 here: NewspaperArchiveTitles and Newspapers.comTitles.

Where can I get additional help to use this database?

Each database has online tutorials to get you started.

How this will help researchers:


Use the help pages in each database.

These databases will assist students and scholars researching historical trends in local and regional newspapers.

Who should I contact if I have a question?: If you would like more information about this database or a demonstration for a class, contact African American Studies and United States History Librarian, Erica Bruchko.


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