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Primary sources provide the raw data you use to support your arguments. For historical research, primary sources are those documents which provide evidence of how things were at a particular time in history, and can include newspaper articles, oral histories, manuscripts or letters, or images. Primary sources have to be considered in their historical context, and you can use secondary sources like journal articles and books, or reference sources like encyclopedias, to make sense of what find in those primary sources.
Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles as well as newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more. Access World News is updated daily. This database combines news articles from more than 12,000 sources and over 200 countries. Much of the material in non-English languages has been translated into English, but a significant amount of material is presented in the original language.
For searching and browsing American newspapers published in three centuries, America's Historical Newspapers is the most comprehensive online resource available. Continually expanding, it offers searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of titles from all 50 states. With eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries and much more, this acclaimed collection uniquely chronicles the evolution of American culture and daily life from 1690 to the recent past.
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Artstor is a digital image library that provides over 1.6 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from around the globe and across time periods. Included are images from international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. Register for free with the site to access its full range of services.
Covering early periods of The Times of London and the New York Times, Historical Newspapers Online includes four separate files: Palmer's Index to The Times<(London) which covers the period from 1790 to 1905, with full text online articles from 1785 to 1870; The Official Index to The Times which takes the coverage forward from 1906 to 1980; The Historical Index to The New York Times which covers from 1851 to 1922; and a combined file which searches all three.
Provides full-text PDF articles from several major U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times (1851-2013), Wall Street Journal (1889-2000), Washington Post (1877-2000), Los Angeles Times (1881-2012), Chicago Tribune (1849-2011), Chicago Defender (1909-2010), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Boston Globe (1872-1985), and many others.