Selected Internet Sites

Most newspapers today, both in the United States and abroad, are also available online; however, not many have searchable archives, and most charge a fee for retrieving articles.

The following sites have been selected for their authority and currency and for offering access to some free full-text articles. They include searchable archives for selected newspapers, as well as directories of newspapers and other media outlets. They are available from any computer with an Internet connection.

Archives | Directories


Canadian News Archives
List of Canadian newspapers organized by region and maintained by the News Division volunteers of the Special Libraries Association.

International News Archives on the Web
One of the sites maintained by the News Division volunteers of the Special Libraries Association, this one archives foreign newspapers; papers are organized by region and country.

Newspaper Indexes/Archives/Morgues
Library of Congress resource page for newspaper archives and indexes on the Web.

Northern New York Historical Newspapers
Provides online access to selected historical newspapers from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.

Searchable Newspaper Archives
Part of News Directory, it allows you to search for free full-text articles in selected newspapers. Coverage varies. News Directory is a free directory of newspapers, magazines, television stations, colleges, visitor bureaus, governmental agencies and more.

U.S. News Archives on the Web
The most comprehensive list on the Internet (maintained by the News Division volunteers of the Special Libraries Association); papers are organized by state.


Ayer's Directory of Newspapers
Digitized version of the “Ayer's Directory” (1869-1919), which is a list of newspapers (and many periodicals) published in the United States and Canada, arranged geographically. Includes basic facts (editor name, subscription cost, etc.) as well as advertising and circulation statistics. The library has owns this title in print (1880-1986). NARN (Ayer). It is continued by Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (New York: Gale, 1987-) JFM 90-283, with expanded coverage of radio and television stations.
Easy-to-use portal providing free access to news, news headlines, and news sources worldwide.

Internet Public Library Newspapers
Links to online newspapers from around the world; organized by region and country, searchable by keyword.

Mondo Times
A gateway service for mass media on the worldwide web, provides links to newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations around the world. Searchable by country, city, and topic.

Offers information about and links to Web sites of international media sources, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations. Searchable by continent, country or U.S. state.

A gateway to local U.S. newspapers maintained by the Newspaper Association of America.
Provides links to the online editions of more than 10,000 international newspapers, organized by region and country.

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