Draft of Checklist of Electronic Resources (Version 5)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
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Thanks for this extremely helpful information.  Note that I did not list the ProQuest African-American newspapers individually, but meant to encompass them all with the listing "Black Newspaper Collection."

Does Ancestry.com have anything not also in Newspaperarchive?

I did intend to encompass all of ProQuest's databases with only a few decades of retrospective coverage under the heading "ProQuest Newss and Magazines."

Obviously it is a judgment call whether state newspaper projects or individual newspapers or individual college newspapers are major enough to be included on my list.  Have any of the state newspaper projects reached the point where they have a lot of useful searchable text?  For the college newspapers, the Harvard Crimson is the only one that I have found to be at all productive in finding antedatings.  Has anyone else found any of the others to be that useful?

Has anyone found the Mad Magazine or Rolling Stone archives to be useful in finding antedatings?

I recall that Sporting News is digitized somewhere.  Where is that?  Paperofrecord?


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Ancestry.com includes:
Stars and Stripes Newspaper, Europe, Mediterranean, and North Africa
Editions, 1942-1964
 Stars and Stripes Newspaper, Pacific Editions, 1945-1963
 Stars and Stripes Newspaper, WWI Edition, 1918-1919

You include some of the papers in ProQuest Historical Newspapers, but
leave out:
Atlanta Daily World
Chicago Defender
Pittsburgh Courier
New York Amsterdam News
Los Angeles Sentinel  (all of which are African American newspapers)

ProQuest recently had a press release saying that the Baltimore
Afro-American, Cleveland Call & Post, Norfolk Journal & Guide, and
Philadelphia Tribune will be added to the Black Historical Newspapers

ProQuest's "current" (mostly 1991 to present) databases include Black
Newspapers,  Ethnic Newswatch, and ProQuest National Newspapers Premier
(the titles in these may all be in what you call "ProQuest News and
Magazines" below).

More misc archives:
The Oklahoma City _Daily Oklahoman_ has online archives back to 1901.
_Urbana Daily Courier_ 1916-1925
Provincetown [MA] Advocate 1918, 1931-1934 and 1936--1967
Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection
Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact (Catholic sponsored comic book) 1946 -
Digital Newspapers at Penn State:
 Lancaster Farming
 Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers
 Penn State Student Newspapers:
  Historical Digital Collegian Archive
  The Behrend Beacon
  Hazleton Highacres
LA84 Foundation -- Sporting Life, Baseball Magazine, Outing, American
Golfer and other sports titles

The following college newspapers are also (in addition to the Harvard
Crimson) online:
American University _The Eagle_ 1925 - 1996
Georgetown University _The Hoya_ 1959-1980
MIT _The Tech_ (searchable only through Google Advanced Search)
Univ of Illinois _Daily Illini_ 1916-1936

In the interest of providing too much, rather than leaving something
out, here are some more "modern" archives:
Newsbank Access World News (nearly 2000 U.S. and World newspapers)
Library Pressdisplay (from Newspaperdirect.com)
Newsbank Retrospective ("news articles from 1970-1991.")

The following magazines have released their archives on DVD-ROM/CD-ROM
and may be useful:

The New Yorker
Mad Magazine
National Geographic
Rolling Stone

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> This is a draft of Version 5 of my checklist of electronic
> resources valuable for English-language
> historical-lexicographical research.  I would welcome
> suggestions of any additional resources I have missed.
> Please note that I am not attempting to list every minor
> newspaper archive or other resources of very slight value,
> just significantly valuable resources that historical
> lexicographers need to be aware of.
> Fred Shapiro
> ABI/Inform Archive
> Alexander Street Press databases of letters and diaries
> Amazon.com full-text book search
> American Chemical Society Journal Archive
> American Fiction 1774-1910 (forthcoming)
> American Memory
> American Periodical Series
> America's Historical Newspapers
> AnthroSource
> Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
> Atlanta Constitution Historical
> Australian Literary and Historical Texts
> Baltimore Sun Historical (forthcoming)
> Black Newspaper Collection
> Boston Globe Historical
> British Periodicals Collection
> Business Source Premier
> Chicago Tribune Historical
> Christian Science Monitor Historical
> Core Historical Literature of Agriculture
> Dallas Morning News archive
> Documenting the American South
> Economist Historical Archive
> Eureka (bibliographic)
> Factiva
> Globe and Mail On-line Historical Newspaper Archive
> Google Book Search
> Google Groups
> Google News Archive
> Guardian and Observer Digital Archive
> HarpWeek
> Hartford Courant Historical
> Harvard Crimson archive
> HeinOnline
> House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
> Irish Newspaper Archives
> Irish Times Digital Archive
> Justis
> LexisNexis
> LexisNexis Congressional
> Literature Online
> Los Angeles Times Historical
> Making of Modern Law
> Nation Digital Archive
> Nature Archive
> New Republic Archive
> Newspaperarchive
> New York Times Historical
> New York Tribune Historical
> New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
> Original Sources
> Oxford English Dictionary Online
> Oxford Journals
> Paperofrecord
> Past Masters
> Periodicals Archive Online
> ProQuest News and Magazines
> PsycInfo Database with Full Text
> Questia
> Reader's Guide Retrospective (bibliographic)
> Readex Serial Set Digital Edition
> Rock's Backpages Library
> Sabin Americana
> San Francisco Chronicle Historical
> Science Direct
> Scotsman Digital Archive
> Time Magazine archive
> Times Digital Archive
> Toronto Star On-line Historical Newspaper Archive
> University of Virginia e-texts
> Wall Street Journal Historical
> Washington Post Historical
> Westlaw
> Women Writers Online
> WorldCat (bibliographic)
> Accessible Archives
> Civil War Era
> Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online
> Early Canadiana Online
> English Reports 1220-1865
> Internet Library of Early Journals
> Making of America (Cornell)
> Making of America (University of Michigan)
> Making of the Modern World
> 19th Century British Library Newspapers
> 19th Century U.K. Periodicals
> 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
> Old Bailey Proceedings Online
> Shaw-Shoemaker
> Wright American Fiction
> Early English Books Online
> Eighteenth-Century Collections Online
> Eighteenth Century Journals
> English Short-Title Catalogue (bibliographic)
> Evans Digital Edition
> Lexicons of Early Modern English
> Michigan Early Modern English Materials
> Middle English Compendium
> Old English Corpus
> 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
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