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This guide highlights the Libraries' online subscription news services and selected news sites on the Web.
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Focus on Alternative News Sources

  • Alternative Press Index Archive
    Alternative Press Index Archive is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals that cover the period of 1969 through 1990. Born of the New Left, the Alternative Press Index was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. Includes coverage of theories and practices of socialism and revolution alongside ecology, democracy and anarchism, feminism and organized labor, indigenous peoples, and gays/lesbians.
  • Alternative Press Index Archive (1969-1990) (Loyola Subscription)
    Indexes 700 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines presenting alternative viewpoints on internationally significant subjects.
  • AlterNet
    Produced by the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting, and providing suport for, alternative news sources.

Selected News Web Sites

  • BBC World News Service
    International radio broadcaster from the United Kingdom.
  • CNN
    News web site for the Cable News Network.
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
    National Public Radio produces and distributes noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. It is a privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization.
  • SCOLA
    A non-profit educational organization that receives and re-transmits television programming from around the word in native languages.
  • Voice of America
    The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational
  • World News Network
    The World News (WN) Network was founded in 1995 and launched online in 1998, with the primary objective of being the most comprehensive, one-stop news resource on the Internet. Today, World News has over 20,000 global thematic and regional news sites - en
  • World Press Review
    English-language digest of international press coverage.

Current Issues

  • Access World News -- Special Reports
    NewsBank's Special Reports focus on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms. New
  • CQ Researcher
    Covers a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Each report is divided into specific sections to guide research. Each report is on a single topic--more than 12,000 words of text and extensive bibliographies.

Local Interest

Online Newspaper Subscriptions

  • Chicago Sun-Times 1986-current
    Complete electronic full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded
  • Chicago Tribune (1985-current)
    Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Current coverage of the LA Times newspaper. Gives the perspective of the American West, lauded for its coverage of immigration, entertainment, and environmental issues.
  • New York Times 2000-current
    Full-text electronic edition of the New York Times from 2000-current issue. For older issues, see the Historical edition. Advertisements are not included. NOTE: This site is currently experiencing difficulties and is not displaying resources newer than 9/30/11. For the most current NYT coverage please use the LexisNexis Academic database or the NYT website.

Subscription News Services

  • Access World News
    Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers.
  • Current Digest of the Russian Press
    Each week a selection of Russian-language press materials are presented in carefully translated English. They are intended for use in teaching and research. Therefore they are presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment.
  • LexisNexis
    Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources.
  • Mideast Wire.com
    A daily email newsletter of translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the media within 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.
  • Newspaper Source
    Provides full text of television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC and NPR.

Newspaper Archives

  • Access Newspaper Archive
    This resource contains millions of newspapers that now include Illinois papers. Search as far back as 1759 through the year 2006, or browse available papers by country, state, city and/or publication.
  • American Periodical Series I, II & III (1741-1900)
    Full-text/full-image resource of 1,000 periodical titles published between 1741 and 1900.
  • Burney Collection of 17th and 18th Century Newspapers
    The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media.
  • Chronicling America - The Library of Congress
    Search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910. Jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
  • Current Digest of the Russian Press
    Each week a selection of Russian-language press materials are presented in carefully translated English. They are intended for use in teaching and research. Therefore they are presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment.
  • Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876
    This comprehensive collection provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers of 18th-century America and beyond.
  • Google News -- News Archive Search
    100+ digitized newspaper backfiles. Content may be freely accessible or require a fee. Loyola subscribed content discovered through the News Archive Search is not identifiable. Ask a librarian before paying fees.
  • Historical Newspapers
    Allows cross-searching of the Chicago Tribune (1890-1985), the Chicago Defender (1905 -1975) the New York Times (1850-2001), the Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), and the American Periodical Series I, II & III (1741-1900).
  • Latin American Newspapers - World Newspaper Archive
    Provides more than 35 fully searchable newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere.
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
    Digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities. Each issue is reproduced cover to cover.
  • Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals
    A major multi-part series which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world. It is mainly based on the repositories of the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and many others.
  • ProQuest Civil War Era
    Illuminates the cultural, regional, ethical, and economic viewpoints from the American Civil War period. Includes eight regionally balanced cover-to-cover newspapers and nearly 2,000 pamphlets.
  • Times Digital Archive
    A searchable database of the The Times newspaper archives covering events from the French Revolution and the American Civil War through to the two World Wars of the twentieth century, as well as civil & political movements, crime, culture, and more.
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
    Contains every page of the TLS published from 1902-2005 including all reviews, letters, poems and articles. The identities of anonymous contributors are disclosed allowing for greater depth in literary research.
  • World Newspapers Archive -- Latin American Newspapers
    Provides more than 35 fully searchable newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere.

Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has extensive newspaper holdings, both U.S. and international.  Loyola students, faculty, and staff may request CRL newspapers through Interlibrary Loan.  For more information:

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    Newspaper Images

    • AP Images (Associated Press)
      One of the largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery. AP photographers have captured the greatest moments in history, news, sports and entertainment.
    • Historical Newspapers (Proquest)
      Includes the Chicago Tribune (1890-1985), the Chicago Defender (1905 -1975), and the New York Times (1850-2001). Use the "more options" feature to limit to illustrations or photographs.
    • Photographs from the Chicago Daily News: 1902-1933
      Includes 55,000 images captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers of the Chicago Daily News.

    Online Newspaper Directories

     

    Print Newspaper Directories

    Bacon’s Newspaper Directory
    Call Number: Lewis Ready Reference HD 59 .B32
    A directory of daily and weekly newspapers news services syndicates.

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