Search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. From ProQuest.
eLibrary -- This interdisciplinary, multi-format database includes over 100 domestic newspapers, from Anchorage Daily News to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. It also includes some foreign papers, and newswires. Search for news by unchecking all the information types on the search page except 'Newspapers'.
World History in Context -- Includes over 75 English-language newspapers and newswires from around the world. Limit results to 'News' after you do a search--you'll find a list of document types on the upper left of the results page, under the heading 'Everything'.
From the Library of Congress, this site contains historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 as well as a national newspaper directory.
TV News Archive: Search closed caption transcripts from US TV News shows and view clips from 559,000+ shows, aired since 2009. From the Internet Archive, this site can help you “explore TV news, discover important resources, understand context and evaluate assertions of fact”.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context -- Pro/Con articles, plus a wide variety of periodicals (including newspapers) and reference books. This is a great starting point for researching social issues and current events.
CQ Researcher -- In-depth research articles on contemporary topics of interest in the US. It is another great starting point for researching social issues.
eLibrary -- This interdisciplinary, multi-format database includes transcripts for over 75 radio and television news and commentary programs from NPR, CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and others.
Additional Sites of Interest
Evidence Based Living Blog
From Cornell University covers many issues that students may have to investigate and for which there is a good amount of noise, controversy, and conflicting data. This is an excellent and fair minded place to go to try to get some unbiased, evidence-based analysis to help find the facts and assess the truth.Consider this site if you are researching a contentious or timely subject and want to get reliable guidance on weighing the available evidence.”
Online source for pro/con information on controversial social issues.