News Databases

Recommended Databases

Consists of searchable digital facsimiles of local newspapers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries, and reviews.

Archives US newspapers from 1836 to 1922. Maintains a directory of US newspapers from 1690 to the present.

Covers construction news, real estate, urban planning, energy, and transportation news for the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. Please contact the Library reference desk for login.

Covers early American newspapers, a major primary source for American history. Provides unprecedented access to the nation's newspapers from 1690 to 1876. Series I covers 1690-1876, while series II and III cover 1821-1876.

Maintains the Economist full text, the British weekly newspaper that focuses on business, international events, and opinion pieces.

Includes current newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and community publications of the ethnic, minority, and native presses. Includes scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. Provides full text in English and Spanish.

Provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading international papers.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Features the New York Times, final NYC edition, full text articles from 1980 to the present.

Archives the New York Times with full page, cover-to-cover images of the newspaper from 2008 to the present. Indexed by date and page number of articles.

Archives the New York Times from 1851 to 2009 with full page images and articles.

Provides selected full text of regional and national newspapers in the U.S., as well as international newspapers. Also contains television and radio news transcripts.

Indexes the Oregonian (Portland, 1852-1987) as well as the University of Oregon student newspaper, the Daily Emerald, and the Register-Guard (Eugene).

Contains archival, full text articles of the Oregonian from 1861 to 1987, presented in image format as they appeared in the newspaper.

Indexes citations to Oregonian articles published from 1851 to 1987.

Maintains the online edtion of the Portland Business Journal, and Portland's Book of Lists. Also includes other local, Metro business journal publications.

Archives the full text of The Times of London from 1785 to 1985.

Offers the Wall Street Journal (eastern edition), full text from 1984 to the present excluding stock quotes and classified ads. Updated daily.

Other Databases

Provides selected full text, scholarly, and peer reviewed articles in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

The C-Span Video Library is comprised of streaming videos with indexing and brief descriptions. Closed captions are available.

Comprised of full text, topical articles and reports on current issues in the headlines such as health, the environment, and politics. 

Maintains controversial contemporary topic summaries and overviews of current issues that include aspects of the issues along with pro and con arguments and opinions.

Provides 400 topics, each with an overview containing objective background and description as well as point arguments and counterpoint opposing arguments.

Archives individual network evening news broadcasts from the major US national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. Includes special news-related programming such as ABC's Nightline since 1989. Closed captions are not available.

An archive of international news translated into English. It includes foreign newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts and datelines from 130 countries.

Features videos and  full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century. Closed captions and/or interactive transcripts are available for many, but not all, titles.