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JOUR 480: History of American News Media

News Databases

News + Current Issues Databases

The University Library offers online access to thousands of full-text newspapers via subscription databases that offer sophisticated ways to search for a subject. To find same day news, start with Proquest Global NewsStream. For more information, see Finding and Accessing News Articles

How To Find a Specific Newspaper, Magazine or Journal Title

To find a specific newspaper, magazine or journal title, select the "Journals" link in the bottom, of the OneSearch box on the Library homepage. Enter the title of the publication and submit your search. For more information see Finding and Accessing News Articles.

Find News

News on the Web

Major National/International News Organizations

Major News Aggregators

Los Angeles Area Broadcast News

Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Area Newspapers

Finding More

  • ABYZ Newspapers & News Media Guide (international by regions, countries, states, cities, etc.) 
  • Newseum: Today's Front Pages (Map view displays a world map that links you each day to hundreds of daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Roll your mouse pointer over the map until an image of the page you want to view appears on the right side of the screen, then click to open the new window. Choose the Gallery view of these front pages to sort the papers geographically. Includes a link to each newspaper's website.)
  • Newspaper Map (A social media site that uses Google Maps to visually represent where newspapers are published. Additions and corrections are encouraged. Presents a geographic view of where newspapers are published as well as representation by language. Provides links to the news websites.)

Additional Newspapers and News Resources

African-American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (database) - is an archive of more than 270 historically significant African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tom & Ethel Bradley Center - has over one million images produced by Los Angeles-based photographers that document the social, cultural and political lives of the diverse communities of Los Angeles and the Southern California region between the 1910s and the present. The archives contain one of the largest collections of African American photographers west of the Mississippi and the most extensive collection in Southern California.

California Eagle, 1943-1951 (journal, microfilm) - is the oldest African-American newspaper. California Eagle was based in Los Angeles.

Chicago Defender, 1910-1975 (historical newspaper) - was was the nation's most influential black weekly newspaper by the advent of World War I, with more than two thirds of its readership base located outside of Chicago.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, 1836-1922 (Library of Congress) - is a website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.

Ethnic News Watch (database) - Provides a full-text collection of ethnic and minority press content from the U.S. and Canada offering additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press. Includes scholarly journals and working papers, trade journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, dissertations, and grass-roots publications primarily from minority presses. 

Filipinas, 1994-2010 (periodical) - was a monthly, nationally distributed Filipino American magazine.

Filipino Express, 1994-present (periodical) 

Grito del Sol (English), 1976-1982 (stored periodical) 

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 (database) - Digital archive of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Features hundreds of titles, many published bilingually in Spanish and English.

Indian Country Today, 1983-1988 and 1993-2011 (periodical)

KoreAm, 1999-2015 (stored periodical) - was a monthly print magazine in English serving the Asian American community. 

Korea Times, 1990-2001 (periodical) 

La Opinión (Spanish), 1926 (microfilm and database)

La Raza (English), 1970-1973 (stored periodical)

Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005 (periodical) - is a weekly newspaper serving the African-American community.

Los Angeles Times, ProQuest Historical Newspapers Full-page and article images from the Los Angeles Daily Times (1881-1886) and the Los Angeles Times (1886-2014).

Northwest Asian Weekly, 1993-present (periodical)

Urban Archives (CSUN)


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