Research Guide: Newspapers

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

Historical Newspapers

Using Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspapers in Library Databases 

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. 

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