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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

African Studies



There is a link from the Research Databases page to a separate page just for newspapers.

Some of the best sources for Africa are
News stories from a full range of local newspapers from all over the African continent, 1997-present.

Several hundred U.S. alternative newsweeklies, covering issues like the environment, labor, public policy, and the peace movement, 1992-present.

Historical New York Times
The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.

Wall Street Journal


Searchable full-text of the financial paper of record in two databases. Current – 1985 to present. Archive from 1889-1990.

Wall Street Journal Archive
Searchable full text of the backfile of the financial paper of record, 1889-1990.

For a list of all our historical African newspapers on microfilm, click here.