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Newspaper Guide

Access to data

Content from other licensed news databases may be available via bulk download or API. Please contact the MSU Libraries to inquire about access. 


Beals, M., & Bell, E. (2020). The Atlas of Digitised Newspapers and Metadata: Reports from Oceanic Exchanges. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11560059.v1

The Atlas of Digitised Newspapers and Metadata is an open access guide to digitised newspapers around the world. Its initial selection is limited in scope, being comprised of the ten databases (including the aggregator Europeana) for which we were able to secure access and licensing to the machine-readable data....It brings together their histories and digitisation choices with a deeper look at the language of the digitised newspaper, the evolution of newspaper terminology and the variety of metadata available in these collections. It explores how machine-readable information about an issue, volume, page, and author is stored in the digital file alongside the raw content or text, and provides a controlled vocabulary designed to be used across disciplines, within academia and beyond.

Historical News

Available on hard drive at the MSU Libraries - please contact the Digital Humanities team regarding access

  • The Times Digital Archive (1785 – 2006)
  •  Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers

Current News

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