All of these databases can be accessed from home or at the Library. You can find full text articles, most of which can then be saved to your computer or portable device, emailed, or printed for your convenience.


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Complete full text content of local and regional news from Elmwood Park's weekly paper. Community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community are covered. Paid advertisements are excluded.


proquest-tribune-200Historical Archives of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1990)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers, and students with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. 


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Read newspaper articles from regional and international publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, The Evening Standard, and more. Television and radio transcipts from NPR, CNN, FOX News and CBS News are also available. Watch the Tutorial



Additional Online Resources

Arts & Letters Daily: A daily roundup of articles, book reviews and opinion pieces from around the web.

Chicago Tribune archive browse: Browse the Chicago Tribune’s recent archives from 1985 through the present (use for articles from the last month.)

Chronicling America: A Library of Congress full text archive of more than 1,400 American newspapers from 1836-1922. Papers that covered the Chicago area include The Appeal, Chicago Eagle, The Broad Ax and The Day Book.

New York Times archive: Search and discover the full text of New York Times articles from 1981 to present (some usage is free, ask a librarian for help accessing full text articles.)

Newseum: Today’s front pages: View the current front page of more than 800 newspapers from around the world. Selected front pages covering historical events are archived.

TV News Archive: From the Internet Archive, search and view news clips from several major news networks from 2009 to the present. Share news clips via social media and track the popularity of clips.


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