Research Guide: Primary Sources

This guide was created to help you learn more about primary sources

"The Current" - Green River College Digital Newspaper Archive

"The Current" Green River College Student Newspaper Digital Archive contains issues from 1965-2009, with more recent issues added regularly.

  • Keyword search the full text of all issues.
  • Or search by date range or a specific date.
  • Use as a primary source! (Articles from a specific time period can be primary sources, eg, newspaper articles that reported student protests in the 1960s or the college's name change in 2014.)

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!

King Count Library System logo

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

More Recent Newspapers

ProQuest news and newspapers

  • Contains 350+ national and Washington State newspapers, 1959-2016.
  • You can limit your search results to a specific time period.
  • Newspaper articles from a specific time period can be primary sources (for example, newspaper articles that reported the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 or articles that reported the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal from the mid-1990s)