Online News Archives

ActivePaper Archive

Site from the British Library offering newspaper archives dating back to 1886.

Alaska Newspapers Index; (1901–1999)

Offers a database of news articles from Alaska state publications.

Boston Globe Archives

Contains staff-written stories from 1979 to the present. You can search the archives free of charge, but there is a fee to view the full text of any article.

The British Library Newspaper Library

The national archive collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers.

British Pathe Limited

Digitized news archive. Includes online catalog search feature and higher resolution copies of newsreels available for licensing.

Bruce Museum: News Room Archive

News releases are organized chronologically with the most recent at the top, and are available in PDF format.

California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC)

Online archive of digitized newspapers in California from 1846 to the present. Features hundreds of thousands of archived pages and millions of articles compiled.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Archives

Collection of clips from television and radio.

CBC Archives

Searchable collections of audios, clips, articles, and other news resources from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Christian Science Monitor (1908–1980)

Offers a searchable database of the newspapers archives. Requires a paid login registration.

Chronicling America

Archive of historic American newspapers from 1836 to 1922, maintained by the Library of Congress.


Cable News Network. Provides American and international news, analysis, video clips, and weather updates. .

The Cornell Daily Sun

Digitized online copies of the Cornell Daily Sun created as a collaborative project of Cornell University Library and the Cornell Daily Sun.

Digital Archives of the Adams County Free Press

Online newspaper archives of Adams County providing access to over 108,000 pages of old newspaper articles.

Digital Archives of the Sterling Public Library

Online compilation of over 65,010 digitized newspaper pages searchable by keyword and date.


Offers a free worldwide federated search of many digital historical newspaper collections.

Find Articles

LookSmart run website providing online access to large archives of print magazine articles.

Free Newspaper Archives

Online archives of newspapers in the United States featuring articles on history, politics, war, sports, family backgrounds, and everyday news.

GenealogyBank: Search Newspaper Archives & Articles

Search historical newspaper archives online at GenealogyBank. Features complete copies of each newspaper with over 1 billion articles covering 1690 to the present, for all 50 states.


Offers a free searchable database of local news headlines, archives, and sources world-wide, covering over 33,000 local news sources, originating from 260 countries and nearly 12,000 cities around the world.

Historical Newspapers Online

Hundreds of historical newspapers are available in digital format. Some are embedded inside larger digital collections, and many are still only available on microfilm. Presented by the University of Illinois.

Irish Newspaper Archives

Digital online database of Irish newspapers that can be retrieved and printed as they were originally published.

Keesing's World News Archives

Founded in 1931 with the intent of providing original accurate articles with social and political content.

Mail Online: News Archive

Archives news, sports, showbiz, science and health stories from around the world from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday newspapers. MailOnline

The Museum of Broadcast Communications

Features exhibits, educational resources and searchable archives of over 30,000 television and radio programs, television commercials and newscasts.

National Center for Science Education

Center defends the teaching of evolution in the public schools and offers news about this controversy from past years.

NBC News Archives

Archive of the NBC news files for videos, speeches, media IDs, and clips.

News Attic

Provides a directory of archived news headlines sorted by date, source, and category of information.

News Library

Archive of 2,159 newspapers and other news sources allows the user to quickly find information and archived news.

Search archives from hundreds of national newspapers.


Online catalog of digital historical papers from the United States and the Caribbean.

The Olden Times

Free online archives of historic newspapers from the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Australia from the 18th through the early 20th centuries.

Paper of Record

Searchable electronic archive of scans of historical newspapers from 1892 to the present.

Primerica: Newsroom

Contains articles and press releases about Primerica and its parent company Citigroup for local, national and international publication.

Small Town Papers

Presenting an archive of over 250 small town newspapers.

Stars and Stripes (1918–1919)

An online collection, presented by the Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress, includes the complete seventy-one-week run of the newspaper's World War I edition.

Provides daily news and breaking news regarding politics, sports, business, life, technology and unusual news.

Top Ten Stories of 2006 From National Geographic News

Compilation of the 10 big stories covered by the National Geographic News in 2006.

Transdiffusion Network

Arcives of radio, newspaper, and television for the last 5 decades.

U.S. Department of Defense News Archives

Archived news about the Secretary of Defense, press, photos, and DOD information from 1995 to the present. dodleaders

U.S. News Archives on the Web

Compilation of news derived from newspapers from all over the United States, maintained by the Special Libraries Association News Division.

US Historic Newspaper Archives

Focused on digitizing historic newspapers that have only been available through local libraries and the newspaper offices themselves are now available as digitized and indexed copies.

USA Today Archives Search

Offers free searchable online archives from 1987 to the present.

Utah Digital Newspapers Archive

Presents electronic, online Utah newspapers by county, titles, and dates. Browse by country, paper timeline, and newspaper hall of fame.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Database of network news broadcasts and news-related programming from major U.S. national broadcast networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN.

Wall Street Journal (1884–1989)

Offers image and text archives of the newspaper. Allows a free search and preview of articles, and requires a paid subscription to see the whole article.

Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (1843-1845)

An archive of 310 page scans from this weekly newspaper printed from July 1843 to December 1845. Made available through the Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project.

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