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Database List

Select the best database for your research topic.

Local Newspapers

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NewsBank: The Daily Progress Collection

Explore Charlottesville history through local news, events and people with the Daily Progress Collection from NewsBank. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.

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NewsBank: The Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection

Experience the news of yesteryear and today in Virginia with the Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection from NewsBank.

National Newspapers

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New York Times Website

Register for a free account and read an unlimited number of articles on the NY Times' website.  The website contains articles from 1851-present.  Access the PDF versions of articles (as they appeared in the print edition) published from 1851-2002 using the TimesMachine website. 

Do you prefer listening to the news? Try New York Times Audio, a new iOS app featuring audio journalism and storytelling on everything from world events to what to cook. Download from the App Store (iPhone only).

Need help searching the NYT and TimesMachine websites?

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Factiva is a powerful resource for finding news articles from thousands of national and international newspaper companies. You can also browse and read the front page (and MUCH more!) of major US newspapers, such as The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.  Need help searching Factiva?

Databases for News & Current Event Topics

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NewsBank: America's News

Research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with areas of study such as Business, Health, Criminal Justice, Science, Humanities, Political Science and more. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of local, regional and national news sources. You can also explore topics in NewsBank's curated collections:

Black Life in America Collection

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

Hispanic Life in America Collection

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

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Newspaper Search

Search across all the newspaper databases that we have access to.  You can filter to the most prominent ones we have access to, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, etc.  Click the button "Major Newspapers - USA" to filter to this search or "Major Newspapers - International" to search through international journals.  Need help searching the Newspaper Search?

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Newspaper Source Plus

Most of these newspapers are indexed in the Newspaper Search, but it doesn't hurt to search it separately.

Not finding what you need?  Access other databases for news research.

News & Current Events Playbooks

The library creates "playbooks" for research.  In sports, teams have playbooks that help them win the game. At PVCC, the library has playbooks that help you "win" at research.  Check them out:

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