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News Magazines (Contemporary and Historic)

OmniFile Full Text Mega (some full text; most 1994 to present, with some 1982 to present)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all disciplines.

Reader's Guide Retrospective (index only; 1890-1982)
Index covers nearly 100 years of articles from popular magazines in all subject areas.

All of the magazines listed below are indexed in OmniFile Full text Mega or the Reader’s Guide Retrospective (see above) or in the database Academic Search Complete (some full-text; dates vary, mostly 1980s to present).

Life – microfiche, 1936-1972, 1978-2000
Time – microfiche and Periodical Stacks, 1923-present
Newsweek – microfilm, microfiche, and Periodical Stacks, 1926-present
Saturday Review – microfilm, microfiche, and Periodical Stacks, 1924-1986
U.S. News & World Report – microfilm, microfiche, and Periodical Stacks, 1946-present
New Republic – microfiche and Periodical Stacks, 1924-present
Nation – microfiche and Periodical Stacks, 1923-present
Christian Century – microfiche and Periodical Stacks, 1935-present
Harper's - online, microfiche, 1857-1877, 1912-1917, 1932-present

*Check specific years in the Journals A-Z list to determine whether the needed date is full text online, on microfilm, on microfiche, or in the Periodical Stacks.


Contemporary Newspapers

America's News (full-text; dates vary, mostly 1980s to present)
Full-text newspapers from around the U.S., including the Richmond Times-Dispatch and many other local and regional newspapers in Virginia.

Hanover Herald-Progress
Hanover county newspaper.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (current issue only)
For earlier articles: Library has current 3 months in print and 1950 to 3 months ago on microfilm; 1995 to present available full text in LexisNexis Academic database

LexisNexis Academic (full text; dates vary, most 1980 to present)
Includes over 800 international, national, and regional newspapers, newswires, transcripts of news programs, and business and legal information.

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Newspapers (Internet Public Library)

Today's Front Pages (Newseum)
Front page images from nearly 500 newspapers from 45 countries.

Factiva (full text; 1968 to present)
Business news. Covers global news and business information, including newswires, newspapers, magazines, and company reports.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (full text; 1989 to present)
Education news. Online edition of the newspaper, covering all aspects of higher education.

Historic Newspapers

Microfilm is located in the Reference Area

American Newspapers:

Yellow Jacket (Randolph-Macon College) - microfilm and Special Collections, 1915-present, no index.

Ashland Herald-Progress - microfilm, 1919-present, no index.

New York Times - microfilm, 1851-present, index shelved at the beginning of the microfilm.

Richmond Daily Dispatch (1860-1865)
Electronic full-text access to primary Richmond newspaper during Civil War years.

Richmond Times-Dispatch - microfilm, 1950-present, no index.
Paper and its preceding papers available online from 1850-1914 via Chronicling America (see entry below) as Daily Dispatch, 1850-1884; Richmond Dispatch, 1884-1903; Daily Times, 1886-1889; Times, 1890-1903; Times-Dispatch, 1903-1914.

Richmond Christian Advocate - microfilm, 1869-1939, index on first reel of microfilm.

Virginia Gazette - microfilm, 1736-1780, index at REF F 221 .V45 1950
Virginia Gazette Online - 1736-1780, some known issues missing from the online version (digitized by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation).

Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective - November 1860 - April 1865
Full-text and images of Civil War era newspapers: The Charleston Mercury, The New York Herald, and the Richmond Enquirer. Other newspapers are listed when connecting to this database; we do NOT have access to the other newspapers.

Chronicling America (1836-1922; dates vary for selected papers)
Based at the Library of Congress, this is an online newspaper collection of over a million pages from these states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Includes the Richmond Times-Dispatch and its predecessors, and several DC newspapers.

British Newspapers:

London Times (alternate name: Times of London) - microfilm, 1785-1869, 1898-1907, 1912-1919, 1939-1951, no index.

19th Century British Newspapers (full text; 1800-1900)
Full-text searchable editions with page images of nearly 50 newspapers from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. In addition to articles, includes advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorials, etc.

Northern Star - microfilm, 1838-1852, no index.
Publication location is Leeds for 1838-1844 and London for 1845-1852. Also known as: Northern Star, and Leeds General Advertiser (1838 - Nov. 23, 1844); Northern Star, and National Trades' Journal (Nov. 30, 1844 - Mar. 13, 1852); Star and National Trades' Journal (Mar. 20, 1852 - May 1, 1852); and Star of Freedom (May 8, 1852 - Nov. 27, 1852).

People's Paper (London) - microfilm, 1852-1858, no index.


Richmond Affiliates: National/International:
ABC: WRIC (channel 8) ABC News CNN
CBS: WTVR (channel 6) CBS News CNN International Ed.
NBC: WWBT (channel 12) NBC News MSNBC
PBS: WCVE (channel 23) PBS News BBC News
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TV Listings (TV Guide)


Guide to over 10,000 radio statio sites and 2,000 internet radio streams worldwide

Radio Stations - Virginia (NewsLink)
List of stations categorized by genre.

Internet Radio LaunchCasts (Yahoo)

National Public Radio

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