Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
ProQuest Global Newsstream
ProQuest Global Newsstream includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Years of coverage vary by title.
Maine papers included: Bangor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from Maine Times(1994-2002) and Central Maine Morning Sentinel (1993-1997).
Newsstand provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
New York Times
New York Times database provides full text from 2001 to present. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. For full text and indexing of the New York Times from 1980 to present see the ProQuest Global Newsstream database.
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal provides non-PDF full text coverage of the nation's leading business daily from 1984 to present. Some content (ads, etc.) may not be included.
Washington Post provides non-PDF full text coverage of the Washington Post from 1987 to present. Some content (ads, etc.) may not be included.
Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor provides indexing and full text coverage from 1988 to the present. The Christian Science Monitor is a major daily (M-F) newspaper offering international and US news and features.
Maine News Index Online
Maine News Index Online indexes Maine newspaper and magazine citations and abstracts from 1992 to present.
Index to and full text coverage of four Maine newspapers: Bangor Daily News (12/3/92-present) and the Portland Press Herald (10/30/95-present). Selected business coverage of the Central Maine Morning Sentinel (8/12/93-8/27/97) and Maine Times (2/4/95-present).
The USM Free Press Student Newspaper
The University of Southern Maine Free Press is a community newspaper written and produced for an audience of students, staff and faculty, created by a team of USM students. We provide the news about our university and it’s community to our audience in a weekly print newspaper. We will justify our name by providing a public forum for free exchange of information and ideas within a university community of diverse viewpoints, goals and directions.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Chronicling America allows you to search American newspapers published between 1690-present. Availability of full text PDF images varies.
Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers
19th Century British Library Newspapers offers full runs of national, regional and local British newspapers of the nineteenth century, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library. The content includes 60 titles selected to reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. The collection has daily and weekly papers with a focus on London national newspapers, English regional papers, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism.
Newspapers on Microform
The USM Glickman Library has a collection of older newspapers which you can view using one of our microform machines. If you would like to use these machines and research any of these newspapers, please consult a Library Staff Member upon your arrival to the Glickman Library.
Due to their physical nature, these items are not available for online viewing unless they are included in a database listed above.
Newspapers on Microform:
- Times [London]
- Sunday Times [London]
- Wall Street Journal
- Washington Post
- New York Times
- 1851 - 1854; 1874 - 1888; 1925; 1965 - 2008
- Boston Globe
- Maine Times
- Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Public and academic libraries in Maine have more newspapers on microfilm. For a complete list use the link below:
Historic Lists of Newspapers:
African-American Newspapers and Periodicals by
Publication Date: 1999-02-25
"We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us." These words are from the front page of Freedom's Journal, the first African-American newspaper published in the United States, in 1827, a milestone event in the history of an oppressed people. From then on a prodigious and hitherto almost unknown cascade of newspapers, magazines, letters, and other literary, historical, and popular writing poured from presses chronicling black life in America. The authentic voice of African-American culture is captured in this first comprehensive guide to a treasure trove of writings by and for a people, as found in sources in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. This bibliography of over 6,000 entries is the indispensable guide to the stories of slavery, freedom, Jim Crow, segregation, liberation, struggle, and triumph. Besides describing many new discoveries--from church documents to early civil rights ephemera, from school records to single-mother newsletters, from artists' journals to labor publications--this work informs researchers where and how to find them (for example, through online databases, microfilm, or traditional catalogs).
Newspapers in microform. United States by
Call Number: REF. Z6951 .U56a 1948-1983 v.1 and v.2 (Portland)
Publication Date: 1973
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Cumulates the United States' sections of the 1948/1972 publications, the 1973/1977 quinquennial, the annual issues for 1978-1982, and the reports received in 1983.
How to cite a Newspaper or Magazine
Other Related Databases
CQ Magazine (Formally CQ Weekly) provides weekly coverage of Congressional legislation and floor votes, plus full text articles on topics and issues, 1983 to present.
CQ Researcher provides in depth reports on current issues in the news each week from 1923 to present. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.
Pop Culture Collection
The Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.
Popular Magazines provides access to a variety of current, hot-topic, popular magazines.
American Periodicals Series Online
American Periodicals Series Online includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the 1950s. Titles include Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online provides full-text digital access to nearly every book, directory, bible, sheet music, sermon, pamphlet or broadside published in the United Kingdom during the 18th century.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online focuses on primary source collections including a variety of content types--monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more. Archives include British Politics and Society; Asia and the West; Europe and Africa; Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925; Women: Transnational Networks; British Theatre, Music, and Literature; Photography: The World through the Lens; and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection, which includes more than 9,500 English, French and German titles of fiction (including gothic novels), short prose, dramatic works, and poetry.
Maine Newspapers & Periodicals - USM Libraries Special Collections
Amjambo Africa! is Maine’s free newspaper for and about New Mainers from Africa. Paper and digital editions of the newsletter are published on a monthly basis in several languages including English, French, Kinyarwanda, Portuguese, Swhahili, and Somali.
Ma Chadash (What's New!)
A monthly newsletter produced by Temple Shalom Synagogue Center in Auburn, ME that is "full of information about happenings at Temple Shalom".
Maine LGBTQ+ Periodicals
The USM Special Collections, through the Jean Byers Sampson Center, has 40 different LGBTQ+ periodicals and newspapers freely available and online accessible through the Digital Commons. With rare and unique collections such as Our Paper, Mainley Gay, and The Maine Lesbian Feminist Newsletter, it is a treasure-trove of primary sources which speak to the Queer community of Maine.
The Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP) Newsletter
The Maine Office of the Attorney General administers the Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP). The CRTP’s mission is to increase the safety of elementary, middle school, and high school students by reducing bias-motivated behaviors and harassment in our schools. The Torch is the CRTP newsletter, published three to four times per year.
The University of Southern Maine’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine collects and makes accessible material documenting the ongoing histories of diverse communities. Current collections represent the African American, Jewish, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ communities, and social justice for all. The Center promotes diversity and civil rights through research, education, and outreach.
Maine Franco-American Newspapers
The USM Franco-American Collection has several historical, French-language newspapers freely available and online accessible through the Digital Commons. This special collection includes Le Messager, L'Action, Le Boréal Express, Le Cercle Canadian (Lewiston, ME), Le Défenseur (Lewiston, ME), and l'Unité. These newspapers provide a unique snapshot into the lives of Franco-American Mainers, spanning over one-hundred years from the 1880's through the early 1980's.
The mission of the Franco-American Collection is to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population. Items in the Collection relate to local history, government, religion, language, education, industry, sports and the arts. The Collection focuses on Lewiston-Auburn and other areas of Maine, with additional regional materials providing a link to the wider contexts of French North America.