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Online Newspaper List

Emory Databases (Licensed)

Proquest Historical Newspapers Database of early twentieth century US newspapers including the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, New York Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Right now this link isn’t working properly. You have to go into the “database list” and choose the historical databases.

Proquest Black Newspaper Collection, c.1890-c.2000 Digital collection of major twentieth century African American newspapers.

Readex America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 Large digital collection of early American newspapers.

Readex African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 Digital collection of African American newspapers from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress. Subset of the above database.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers (1800s)

African American Newspapers (1800's) Select "African American Newspapers" or individual titles in the SOURCE window of the Accessible Archives database to search contents of the following newspapers:

Ancestry Library Edition Major source of census and other records of interest to historical, social and genealogical researchers.

Non-Emory Licensed Databases (currently no access)

Woody Beck recommended the following <>; <>; <>; <>  very good for especially pre-1900 and local newspapers <> <>

Of these, three are online NP databases: (not sure how useful this one will be) (seems to have an extensive amount of GA NPs)

Open Source Tools

Digital Library of Georgia - Newspapers (coverage dates vary) Free Web access to a growing collection of historical Georgia newspapers, including: papers from Atlanta, Macon, Milledgeville, and Columbus; the Cherokee Phoenix; the Southern Israelite; and more.

Chronicling America National Digital Newspaper Program (1860-1992); Free Web access to selected newspapers, with more content added frequently, plus a searchable directory of U.S. papers published from 1690 to present. Learn More *This was one of the places that I searched today, when we were looking for the Washington Eagle.

Google News Archive Digitized newspapers crawled from miscellaneous web sources. Content is not comprehensive, but is nonetheless impressive for its breadth.

Internet Archive Crowdsourced historical documents; uploaded by users.


Need Help?

Finding digital, print and microfilmed newspapers can be a challenge. Don't hesitate to contact U.S. History and African American Studies Librarian Erica Bruchko (, 404-727-0657) to schedule an appointment for help!

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