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.)

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

Historical Newspapers

Using Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspapers in Library Databases 

Newspapers in Holman Library Databases

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)

Recommended National News Websites

The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Los Angeles Times
The Christian Science Monitor