CASA/Humanities Inclusivity Program (Summer 2023)

Newspapers and Language Use

When you search in newspaper databases, it's important to keep in mind that there isn't a way to search by subject (or "about" a topic). Instead, you have to think about what words/language would be used in a newspaper article title and/or article text for that time period.

This means that you may well come across language that is uncomfortable or even offensive. History can be very ugly.

It is important that we understand that these words are part of history.

It is also important that we understand the potential of these words to be upsetting or offensive today. 

Please be mindful of how you use this language, and be respectful when using it. 

Subject Librarian

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Leslie Madden
Library South
Suite 542

Current Single-Paper Newspaper Databases

Current US Newspaper Databases

International Newspaper Databases

Historical Single-Newspaper Databases

African-American Newspapers @ Auburn Avenue

The Auburn Avenue Research Library (across Auburn Avenue from GSU's Centennial Hall) provides online access to these historical Black newspapers: