Proquest Historical Newspapers Black Newspapers
This is fairly comprehensive coverage of major African American Newspapers during the Civil Rights era. The keyword indexing of this online source is useful to identify dates and topics of interest for papers like the Carolina Times, the Durham Morning Herald, and the Raleigh News and Observer which lack full online access.
Full text and full image articles from Atlanta daily world (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Cleveland call and post (1934-1991), Los Angeles sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam news (1922-1993), Norfolk journal & guide (1921-2003), Philadelphia tribune (1912-2001), and the Pittsburgh courier (1911-2002).
Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) This online index covers the long civil rights era (1915 to present) and includes references to books, articles, government documents and report literature on a wide variety of topics.
Other Important Databases
Secondary history resources on the US and Canada
1853 to three years ago- the national newwspaper
America's Newspapers Online access to smaller papers nation wide
Lexis Nexis Academic Online access to up to the minute reporting from a wide range of newspapers and periodicals
Durham Morning Herald Index- Paper only- also limited recent coverage in America's Newspapers
News and Observer Index Paper only- also limited recent coverage in America's Newspapers.