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Archival Research: Archival Databases-Newspapers and Periodicals

This guide will help you in doing periodical and primary source research for both American and British assignments

Uses for Newspaper and Periodical Archival Databases

  • Social and cultural information
  • Serialized fiction and other literature
  • Contemporaneous opinions about current events
  • Essays and articles about art, humanities, and the hard and social sciences
  • Political writings and rhetoric

Search for subjects, writers, stories, or events.

Texas Newspaper Archival Databases

Another resource for Texas is TARO (Texas Archival Resource Online).  TARO makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public. The site consists of the collection descriptions or "finding aids" that archives, libraries, and museums create to assist users in locating information in their collections.  In most cases, the collections themselves are NOT available online. 

Black American Newspapers

Newspapers and Periodicals

Below is a small list of some of the newspaper and periodical databases we have. For a complete list, go to and click Databases. Select Newspapers from the "Browse by type" list.

Newspaper and Periodical Archival Databases

Humanities & Theatre

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Ammie E. Harrison
Mary Couts Burnett Library
TCU Box 298400
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-5338