But did you know that there are other quite large collections that are available via your local library or a library that may require a little bit more drive time?
One example of such a service is Readex. They have a few thousand titles that are searchable, depending on the subscription that your library has invested in. I won’t comment positively or negatively on their capability or functionality. Just try Readex and other library based sites to expand your research. (Disclosure: I do not have any affiliation with Readex/NewsBank – I am using them as an example of library-based services)
Here are some examples of what they have available with a link to find out the exact titles that are in each collection:
Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922 – about 2,000 titles
American Ethnic Newspapers – about 500 titles
American Newspaper Archives – major U.S. newspapers
So, get out of your PJ’s and get in your car and go to your library or other institution that have these types of subscriptions available – AND if you have a library card you might just be able to login and search from home!!!
Newspapers are being digitized at an increasing rate, so search the free sites online, invest in a subscription as well, but for sure – do not forget the old standby – your library.
Good luck and happy hunting!
For more free online (not library based) links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspapers! page on this website.