Research Guides: News Resources

Current Newspapers
Discovery performs a single search across many of the library’s databases and can be a good place to start your search for newspaper articles. After entering one or more keywords and pressing the search button, select “News” under “Source Types” in the left-hand column to refine your results.

However, you may find that searching individually through full-text newspaper databases yields better results. These resources are available to anyone with an LSU ID. Click on each title below to view its catalog record and access the database.

NewsBank / Access World News
Articles from the U.S. and more than 150 other countries (1978-current).

New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal (1980s-current).

LexisNexis Academic
Thousands of U.S. and world newspapers, plus other publications like wire services and blogs (1980s-current).

Newspaper Source
More than 400 major and regional newspapers from around the world.

Regional Business News
75 U.S. business journals, newspapers, and newswires.

Includes journals, magazines, and regional newspapers.


Google News
Searches current issues of U.S. and international online newspapers. Limit your search by topic or country.
Historical Newspapers

Chronicling America is the largest free database of full-text-searchable digital images of historical U.S. newspapers. At present, it covers the period 1830 to 1923.

For good lists of other historical newspapers that have been digitized, see:

Directory of Digitzed Newspapers (United States)
List of Online Newspaper Archives (World)
Historical Worldwide Newspapers on the Internet
Historical Newspapers Online (U.S. & World)
European Newspaper Archives
Russian and East European Historical Newspapers


Various subscription databases of historical newspapers and periodicals are available through the LSU Libraries to anyone with an LSU ID, including: 

America's Historical Newspapers
1,000 U.S. newspapers published between 1690 and 1998.

American Periodicals Series Online
Digital images of American periodicals published from 1740 to 1900.

Accessible Archives
Full text of 27 mid-19th-century newspapers, including African-American newspapers.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
270 newspapers published in 36 states.

Historical Chicago Defender
Influential African-American newspaper, 1909-1975.

The New York Times
1857 to present

19th-Century British Library Newspapers
Full runs of 48 newspapers.


Some historical newspapers are currently available at LSU on microfilm only. Search the catalog for newspaper titles.

Microfilm of U.S. and international newspapers is located in the Government Documents department of Middleton Library. Louisiana newspaper microfilm is located either in Government Documents or in Special Collections in Hill Memorial Library (for more info, see below).


United States Newspaper Directory
This directory of newspapers published in the United States since 1690 can help identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them.
Louisiana Newspapers
More than 1,700 Louisiana newspapers dating from 1794 to the present are available on microfilm in Special Collections (Hill Memorial Library), with the exception of several large daily newspapers post 1900, which are stored in the Government Documents section of Middleton Library. Check the online catalog for exact location.

Various indexes to Louisiana newspaper titles are available on the Special Collections website that will help you determine if a newspaper is available on microfilm. They can also help you determine what newspapers were published in a particular town or parish.

In addition to microfilm, the LSU Libraries provide access to several newspaper databases that include current and historical Louisiana newspapers. See above or "Digital Resources" on the Special Collections website.
TV and Radio News
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News. LSU ID required.

News and Public Affairs Archive (Internet Archive)
Miscellaneous independent radio news programming from the early 1900s to the present.

TV News Archive
Repurposes closed captioning to let you search the content of U.S. TV news programs.

Factiva, LexisNexis Academic, and Access World News
Search full-text transcripts of various news broadcasts.

BBC Motion Gallery
World's largest collection of motion imagery, 1922 to present.

C-SPAN Video Library
Watch video of congressional proceedings and political commentary.

Google Video Search
Search millions of videos from across the web, including news.
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