Quick Reference Resources: Newspaper, TV & Radio


  • Chicago Tribune (1997-current, use EBSCOHost Web link to access Newspaper Source)
  • Chronicle of Higher Education (1997 to approx. 1 week ago)
    Use LexisNexis Academic. Click on "news," then "US newspapers and wires," then the Chronicle.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest database, available under the History, Literature & Language, News & Newspapers and Social Sciences tabs)
    An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses. This current database begins its coverage in 1990.
  • Foreign Language News and Newspapers
  • GenderWatch (ProQuest database, available under the Health Sciences, History, Literature & Language, and Social Sciences tabs)
    a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government and special reports.


The first place the check for transcripts is Lexis Nexis Academic. In addition NPR transcripts from 2004 to present can be found at Proquest Central offers pre-2004 NPR transcripts [specify "transcripts" in the "document type" field. offers free transcripts of many of its news programs and documentaries. Most new services (e.g. ABC, CBS, CNN, etc) offer transcripts, as do the websites of many TV programs.



Last updated by mmcooper on 02/06/2014