Research Guide: Newspapers

Use this guide to learn more about how to find, use, and evaluate newspapers

What is a primary source?

Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence created by participants or observers of a historical event or time period. Often, these materials are created at the time when the events or conditions occurred. 

Other Historical Newspapers

Using Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspapers in Library Databases 

King County Library System (KCLS) - History Databases

Green River Students can freely use the KCLS libraries!

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As a student at Green River College, you automatically have access to online library resources at King County Library System, including the history databases below. 

Log in to KCLS Databases
  • To Log in: use GRC + your student username. (The part before the @ in your GRC email address.)
  • Example OLD email: GRCjsmith23
  • Example NEW email: GRCsmith.jane.23
  • PIN number: your pin is the last four characters of your log in. Example: e.23
History Databases
  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • Daily Life through History
  • Historical Statistics of the US (may open in some browsers and not others)
  • New York Times Historical