Newspaper Navigator is a project being carried out by the Innovator in Residence Program at the Library of Congress. The goals of Newspaper Navigator are 1) to extract visual content from 16+ million pages of digitized historic American newspapers in Chronicling America and 2) re-imagine how you, members of the American public, can search the visual content using machine learning techniques. The first phase (extracting the visual content) was completed in April, 2020, and resulted in the full Newspaper Navigator dataset. The second phase of Newspaper Navigator consists of the application that you are currently using. All Newspaper Navigator photos in the app and dataset are in the public domain.
Q: What can I do with this Newspaper Navigator application?
A: This application enables you to search and explore historic newspaper photographs. You can search by keyword over the photos' captions (extracted from the OCR of each newspaper page), as well as search by visual similarity. The visual similarity search capability retrieves relevant photos by empowering you to train a machine learning algorithm by selecting photos that you are interested in. The application contains 1.56 million photos from the Newspaper Navigator dataset, consisting of all extracted photos in the dataset published between 1900 and 1963 with confidence scores above 90%. Advertisements are considered a separate category in the Newspaper Navigator dataset, but you may still find some advertisements using this application (the visual content recognition model was not 100% perfect at classifying visual content type, and there are also lots of advertisements that include photographs!.
New tab added to the Newspapers guide for the San Diego community and people at UCSD. The 2 major SD public libraries have a license for New York Times plus other newspaper databases. All accessible with an easy-to-sign up public library card.
Civil War Era Newspaper Collection / Atlanta Daily World (1931 - 2003) / The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857 - 1922) / The American Israelite (1854 - 2000) / The Arizona Republican (1890 - 2007) / The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984) / The Austin American Statesman (1871 - 1978) / The Baltimore Sun (1837 - 1992) / The Boston Globe (1872-1986) / Calgary Herald (1883-2010) / Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832 - 1953) / The Christian Science Monitor (1908 - 2004) / The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841 - 2009) / Cleveland Call & Post (1934 - 1991) / Communist Historical Newspaper Collection (1917 - 2013) / Dayton Daily News (1898 - 1922) / Detroit Free Press (1831 - 1999) / Edmonton Journal (1903-2010) / The Globe and Mail (1844 - 2014) / The Guardian and The Observer (1791 - 2003) / Hartford Courant (1764 - 1992) / Indianapolis Star (1903 - 2004) / The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times (1859 - 2016) / The Jerusalem Post (1932 - 2008) / The Jewish Advocate (1905 - 1990) / The Jewish Exponent (1887 - 1990) / The Korea Times (1956 - 2016) / Leader-Post (Regina) (1883-2010) / Los Angeles Sentinel (1934 - 2005) / Louisville Courier Journal / Montreal Gazette (1857 - 2010 / Minneapolis Star Tribune (1867 - 2001) / The Nashville Tennessean (1812 - 2002) / Newsday (1940 - 1989) / New York Amsterdam News (1922 - 1993) / New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (1841 - 1962) / Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916 - 2003) / Ottawa Citizen (1846-2010) / The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 - 2001) / Philadelphia Tribune (1912 - 2001) / Pittsburgh Courier (1911 - 2002) / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786 - 2003) / The Province (Vancouver) (1898-2010) / Saskatoon Star Phoenix (1902-2009) / The Scotsman (1817 - 1950) / South China Morning Post / St. Louis Post Dispatch (1874 - 2003) / Times Colonist (Victoria) (1884-2010) / The Times of India / Toronto Star (1894 - 2015) / Vancouver Sun (1912-2010) / Windsor Star (1893 - 2010)
Historical Newspapers - items with locks may only be used at UCSD or with VPN
The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media from the British Library; more than 1000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from England, Ireland, Scotland and a few from British colonies in the Americas & Asia.
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.
Full text of 6 newspapers: Freedom's Journal (1827-30); Colored American (1837-1841); North Star (1847-51); National Era (1847-50); Provincial Freeman (1854-55); Frederick Douglass Paper (1851-52). Some years incomplete.
English-language papers 1690-1876, 700 papers from cities in 24 states east of the Mississippi. Also includes Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, and Calif Historical Newspapers, 1752-1922. Coverage of each paper from a few issues to many years.
150,000 pages of California newspapers spanning 1849-1911. They include the Alta California (1849-1889); the San Francisco Call (1900-1910); the Amador Ledger (1900-1911); the Imperial Valley Press (1901-1911); and the Los Angeles Herald (1905-1907).
Digital archive of 23 California newspapers (10 of them forthcoming), 1850-1900. One newspaper until 1922. Some include brief runs of 1-3 years, others cover much longer spans. (part of America's Historical Newspapers database)
1960-present. Full text U.S. ethnic community newspapers, newsletters, magazines. Includes African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian-Pacific, European-American, Hispanic, Jewish, Native-American. Searchable in English and Spanish.
Collection of local, regional, and national newspapers published by Ku Klux Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers. Also includes anti-Klan voices from newspapers published by ethnic, Catholic and Jewish organizations.
Provides a list of historical African American Newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google. Browse by title, time period, or geographic area.
Includes 10 papers from Europe, North Africa, Palestine/Israel, in English, French and Hebrew; 3 as early as 1860s; 6 through 1930s/40s. Palestine Post, Bulletin de l'Alliance Israelite Universelle, Ha-Levanon, L'Avenir Illustre, Ha-Magid, Paix & Droit, etc.
1931-present. More than 75 years of international news reports, with summaries of political, economic and social events. Search by subject or browse by country. UCSD users ignore logon prompt. May be down for regular maintenance 8-9pm California time
Searchable collection of historical Latin American newspapers. When finished will include 35 newspapers from the 19th and early 20th century in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. Part of the World Newspaper Archive.
See Times Digital Archive and Palmer's Full Text Online.
Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pravda originated as an underground, daily workers’ newspaper, and soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement. Today, Pravda represents the oppositional stance of the Communist Party in the Russian Federation.
Cover-to-cover article and page images of Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993). Click top "Publications" tab for title list.
Cover to cover article text & page images of Chicago Tribune (1849-1986), Los Angeles Times (1881-1986), New York Times (1851-2005), San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), Washington Post (1877-1992), Wall Street Journal (1889-1991). Click top "Publications" tab for title list.
Partisan newspaper editorials on the Nebraska bill debates; Dred Scott; John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry; and the attack on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner by South Carolina representative Preston Brooks.
U.S. Major Dailies provides access to current content and significant archives dating back to the 1980s for five of the nation’s most respected national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal, in full-text format.
1877-1994. Search and browse full text and display images of articles and complete newspaper.
Early American Newspaper Series, 1740-1820
This is a collection of newspapers issued in the United States Between 1704 and 1820. Almost 700 separate newspapers listed in the catalog, some with links to the America's Historical Newspapers database.