This historical database of the New York Times provides the full image of articles published in the NYT from its first issue in 1851. It is searchable by keyword, author, article title, and first paragraph. It includes illustrations and advertisements. Proquest
Access to 500 newspaper titles from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects. Gale
Large numbers of historical newspapers are digitized every year by libraries, archives, historical societies and other organizations but they remain underutilized because they are virtually buried in the web. NewspaperCat, the Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers, was developed to improve access to this rich, primary resource material through one searchable database.
Chronicling America is a collection of over 600 newspapers from 30 states published between 1690-present, and it continues to grow. Backed by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, these newspapers are all freely available. Although each state on the previous page indicates if Chronicling America includes newspapers from it, this site also allows you to search all Chronicling America newspapers simultaneously.