Articles & Databases : News & Newspapers
Civil War Collection
Collection within Accessible Archives that contains full-text resources from both the Northern and Southern perspectives published between Nov. 1, 1860 and Apr. 30, 1865. Includes news articles, eye-witness and official reports of battles, books, editorials, advertisements, biographies, images, maps, and illustrations.
International business and news coverage from more than 8,000 sources including newspapers, newswires, magazines, trade journals, radio and television transcripts, and websites. Company information and data. Up to 5 years of historical market data. Photographs and pictures from Reuters and Knight Ridder.
Provides the most recent news content from outside of the U.S. and Canada with archives that stretch back decades. Features newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites in full-text format, including more than 800 of the world's top news sources such as The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.
Newspaper Source Plus
Coverage: varies by title
Provides full-text access to national and international newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Times (London), as well as selective full-text for various U.S regional newspapers. In addition, it offers full-text television and radio news transcripts from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and National Public Radio.
Provides access to a wide range of news (includes New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times), business (company news, industry forecasts), government (legislative news, tax information), legal (news, case law) and reference information. Formerly LexisNexis Academic.
Unlimited access to NYTimes.com and NYT Mobile apps, including Spanish and Chinese editions, which cover a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. Includes archives from 1851 to the present (articles from 1923 to 1980 are limited to five per day per user; unlimited access to the archives is available through ProQuest Historical Newspapers). Note: First time users must create a new account here using their Mason credentials to gain access. Faculty and Staff must reactivate their accounts here every year. Upon login setup, download any NYT app from the App Store and use same login credentials for unlimited access. Login to NYTimes.com directly from any location.
World News Connection
Online news service that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, including news agencies, newspapers, and radio and television stations. World News Connection covers content from 1995-2013. For earlier coverage, see Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1975-1996.
[East View Information Services]
Full text of 18th and 19th century American newspapers and books. Access eyewitness accounts of historical events, descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Database provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
Resource features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports and other genres.
Coverage: 1970 to current
Database provides full-text articles for over 210 publications of the alternative and independent presses, from 1970 to current.
American City Business Journals
Provides coverage of local business news and information from major metropolitan cities across the country, including access to the Washington Business Journal and the Book of Lists. Note: This resource is best accessed via Firefox or Google Chrome.
[American City Business Journals]
Caribbean Newspapers 1718-1876
Provides easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Features more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, chronicling the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items.
Chronicle of Higher Education - Web Edition
Coverage: 1989 - present
The Chronicle of Higher Education -Web Edition is the online edition of the Chronicle, the leading source of news and information on Higher Education. The web edition includes exclusive multimedia features, such as videos and podcasts, on current topics in higher education. Additionally, the current annual Almanac of Higher Education is accessible for demographic information in higher education. Other features include interactive tools for career development, and job searching.
[Chronicle of Higher Education]
Economist Intelligence Unit ViewsWire
Coverage: Coverage varies
Timely analysis on key economic, political and business developments around the world. Each day, the EIU ViewsWire supplies 100–150 analytical articles on any of 195 countries.
Resource offers insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. It offers a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and audio/film programs. Provides full access to the print edition and a searchable online archive that dates back to 1997. Note: For access to The Economist newsletters, please register here using your Mason email address.
[Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)]
Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses from 1959-present. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.
Factiva News Pages
International business and news coverage from more than 8,000 sources including newspapers, newswires, magazines, trade journals, radio and television transcripts, and websites.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Electronic Index
Provides subject access to the Daily Reports issued by the U.S. Government, including translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations worldwide. Focuses on international political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues and events; covers all regions and reflects the changes that have occurred in them1975-1996. See World News Connection for broadcasts from 1996 to 2013.
This is an international source for global news, providing an evolving network of world-leading insights and analysis coupled with rapidly expanding original reporting. FP.com provides analyses of pressing global challenges in real time.
[Foreign Policy Group]
FT.com provides UK and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis from the Financial Times newspaper group. Note: For access to the Financial Times’ personalized features, please register here using your Mason email address.
Cross-search Mason's Gale newspaper archives collections using a single interface.
Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003
Provides access to the entire run of the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper. Areas covered include politics, social history, fashion, theatre, media, literature, advertising, graphic design, and genealogy.
Keesing's World News Archives
A searchable archive of articles from Keesing’s contemporary archives, 1931-1986, and Keesing’s record of world events, 1987-. Provides a detailed summary of the world’s political, social, and economic events.
[Keesing's Worldwide, LLC]
A complete guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. A secondary emphasis is on significant but little known sources of news and ideas.
LexisNexis State Capital
Access to state government information including state bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, newspapers of record, articles about legislative issues affecting the states, and legislature membership.
Nineteenth Century US Newspapers
Provides access to primary source content, both full text and images, in numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
Resource for both instructors and students to provide instructional strategies and classroom activities designed to support several areas of study, including American Government, Arts & Visual Culture, Biology, Business, Environmental Sciences, International Relations, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and many more. New content and teaching resources are added and curated on a weekly basis by faculty contributors from a variety of institutions. Notes: First time users must create a new account here using their Mason credentials to gain access. This requires a separate registration from your NYTimes.com registration.
Pravda Digital Archive
Coverage: 4/12/1922 - 12/29/2009
Full text database containing searchable images (in PDF format) of the Soviet newspaper Pravda from 4/12/1912 to 12/29/2009.
[East View Information Services]
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Hosts selected local and national microfilmed newspapers for simultaneous online viewing and retrieval. Featuring the microfilm editions of titles such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, users can view these and many other local and national titles online.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full-text of the: Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Searchable news and information from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Southwestern Asia.
Regional Business News
Incorporates full-text coverage of more than 80 regional business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Complements Business Source Complete.
Richmond Daily Dispatch
Coverage: November 1860 through December 1865
Electronic full-text of the Richmond Daily Dispatch ranging in date from November 1860 through December 1865.
Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985
This database is a full-image archive of every page published by The Times [London] from 1785-1985. The text within the images is fully searchable at the article level. Search news articles, obituaries, images, advertising and classifieds — virtually everything that appeared in the newspaper.
Universal Database of Publications from Central Asia and Caucasus
UDB-CAC includes a number of authoritative periodicals published in the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The sources are mostly in Russian and English and cover various issues of domestic and international importance. It contains news, data on state structure, political, legislative, judicial system, indicators on all sectors of economy and more.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC: 1968-present; CNN: 1995-present, selected content from PBS & FOX. Digitized news broadcasts from CNN are viewable with RealOne media player.
Note: The Archive offers DVDs that are duplications of entire broadcasts as well as compilations of individual news stories specified by the individual borrower. Borrowers pay fees for the items loaned to cover the costs of providing this service.
Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
The newspaper is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide as well as national and international news. The ProQuest database version provides comprehensive indexing, covering bibliographic information as well as subjects, companies, people, products, and geographic areas.
World Newspaper Archive, Africa
Provides more than 70 searchable African newspapers published between 1800 and 1922 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Features English- and foreign-language titles from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, and other countries covering the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples.
World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1
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. Latin American Newspapers offers coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this region between 1805 and 1922.
World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers, Series 2
Deepens coverage of important countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico (World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1) and extends into countries not represented in Series 1 such as Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize. Covers 1822-1922.
World Newspaper Archive, South Asian Newspapers
Features titles published in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka during the colonial era, 1864-1922. Titles include such key publications as: Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta), Bankura Darpana (Bankura, India), Madras Mail (Madras), Tribune (Lahore, Pakistan) and the Ceylon Observer (Sri Lanka). Languages include English, Bengali, and Gujarati.
Most of these electronic resources are governed by license agreements which limit use to the George Mason University Community of students, faculty, staff, and on-site users of George Mason University Libraries facilities. Each user has the responsibility of using these resources only for individual, educational and non-commercial purposes. The systematic downloading, distribution, or permanent retention of significant portions of these databases may be a violation of said licenses or copyright law. Particular resources may have additional requirements for access or restrictions on use. Please consult with a University Libraries Collection Development Officer for details about terms and conditions.