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Global Press Archive

Global Press Archive contains digitized historical news sources from around the world in their original languages. On this platform, Rutgers has access to the newspaper collections that are available via Open Access. Highlights include:

  • Imperial Russian Newspapers (1782-1917)
  • Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers (1807-1929)
  • Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers (1911-1949)
  • Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers (1870-2019)
  • South Asian Newspapers (1850-1992)
  • Southeast Asian Newspapers (1839-1976)

JPRS: Joint Publication Research Service

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports is a collection of documents produced by JPRS, a unit of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), from 1957 – 1995. It contains English-language translations of foreign-language monographs, reports, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world with an emphasis on communist and developing countries.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Rutgers has online access to seven major newspapers of the United States from their first issue until recent years:

Chicago Defender: July 31, 1909; January 1, 1910 – December 31, 1975
Courier Post: January 2, 1950 - present
New York Times: September 18, 1851 – 3 years prior to the current year
Philadelphia Inquirer: November 7, 1860 – December 31, 2001
Pittsburgh Gazette: August 29, 1786 – December 31, 2003
Wall Street Journal: July 8, 1889 – 12 years prior to the current year
Washington Post: December 6, 1877 – 16 years prior to the current year

The ProQuest Historical Newspapers Combined Search makes it possible to search all of them together at the same time.

Times of London

We have access to The Times of London for various years on different platforms.  Of greatest interest for the historian is The Times Digital Archive from Gale, which provides the years 1785-2014,


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