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I thought I'd share this link with you all. (Forgive me if it's been posted before. I searched, couldn't find it.)

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is now completely online. You can go and read old issues of the newspaper as far back as 1841. Here's the link.

And also, I was wondering if anybody knows any other sites like this for other newspapers or something? I completely enjoyed reading through these. I just finished The Great Bridge by David McCullough and I was reading the newspaper articles from that time (when the bridge was built), because I was toying with the idea of writing a story set during that era. I tried finding back issues of Harper's Weekly online, but they don't seem to be there.

Anyway, hope this is helpful.
#1 - September 06, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Thanks for link.  I'm looking forward to using it.   :thanks2
#2 - September 14, 2008, 09:21 PM


Almost every public library in North America has subscriptions to online databases that you can access as a library member through their website from home using your library card number, or in-house on their computers. (There are a few that don't require a library card number to log into, but libraries have to buy licenses to most of them, and under most contracts can only proiode access to them to their own registered library members.

For example, I checked a few at random
Seattle -
Dayton Metro (no idea where that is)
Phoenix - (this shows a list of newspaper databases...)

Check your local library's website links under Online Resources or References or Popular Websites or other headings. Or if they have a search function look for 'databases'.

Ebsco is perhaps the biggest, and incorporates all kinds of specialized and general databases. There are a number that archive local and regional newpaper articles, others that offer academic papers, health information, homework topics, consumer info. etc. etc. 

Every week libraries add more to their resources.

I am a bit evangelical about online databases. I'm constantly amazed that so few writers know about databases, and a couple of times a year here present a workshop to show writers how to use them for research and marketing.

Hope this helps.

#3 - September 14, 2008, 10:00 PM


LoisP - yes, it does help! Thank you so much!  :thankyou2
#4 - September 15, 2008, 09:20 AM


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