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Newspapers: Databases

Current and Historical Newspapers from Ireland and abroad.

Accessing Newspapers on Databases

The Irish Times Newspaper: Daily edition of the newspaper

The Irish Times Digital Archive (1859 to 2010); Includes The Weekly Irish Times, 1876-1958.

Irish Newspaper Archives: It is the world's largest online database of Irish newspapers from which it is possible to search, retrieve and view Ireland's past in the exact format it was published. It containts Irish national, regional and historical newspaper pages including:

  • The Irish Examiner (1841 - 1949); content post-1949 forthcoming
  • Belfast Newsletter (1738 - 1890)
  • Butte Independent (1910 - 1930)
  • The Nation (1842 - 1897)

Nexis UK: Nexis UK brings together thousands of authoritative financial news, business news, legal, regulatory. company and industry research sources to provide business intelligence.

Proquest Databases: International newspaper content from 1450+ titles. Search 'Historical Newspapers' and 'Newspapers' via Source Type in Advanced Search.

See here for the full list of newspaper databases available at UCC.

Search Example on Irish Newspaper Archive

Searching Irish AND Montana AND emigration gives 544 results.

These results can be refined with additional search terms, by date range or by newspaper title. In addition the search results analytics shows a bar chart giving results by years. Clicking on any bar gives a second bar chart with the years broken up further. 

The bar chart for 1905 – 1914: 49 results 


Accessing Databases

Access databases through the Library Homepage so that ‘Your Library Record’ link appears.

Pin: Name + student number + alpha-numeric password (minimum 6 characters long).

Contact Library & IT Services Desk on Q Floor for assistance with lost pins.

For information on your pin:

Online Databases

Search these full-text databases for historical news:

American Periodicals Series a database of magazines and newspapers from 1740-1900. This unique and valuable collection contains digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals that originated between 1741-1900, when Andrew Bradford's American Magazine and Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine were launched. Deriving from the acclaimed American Periodicals Series microform collection, APS Online features over 1,100 periodicals spanning nearly 200 years-from colonial times to the advent of American involvement in World War II. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.

America's Historical Newspapers a database of newspapers from 1690-1876. Also known as Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876. This historical collection contains hundreds of historic newspapers listed in Clarence Brigham's authoritative bibliography and in additional subsequent bibliographies.

ICON: Newspaper Digitization Project
Provides a freely accessible database of information for over 25,000 U.S. and international newspapers.

U.S. Historical Newspapers 
This guide from Bowling Green State University provides links by state.

Chronicling America, 1880-1910
Search and view newspaper pages from 1836 -1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Historical Newspapers Online
This site, compiled by the University of Pennsylvannia libraries, is a comprehensive guide listing historical newspapers by state. These historical U.S. newspapers are available online at no cost.

Historical Oregon Newspapers Online
This site provides access to early Oregon newspapers. The digital newspaper content has been placed online for free public access and keyword searching. The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) at the University of Oregon completed the preparation and digitization of the newspapers.