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Archive Finder

Archive Finder is a current directory which describes over 220,000 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Trial ends: October 31, 2020

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The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is providing its members with complimentary access to the following newspaper archive databases as part of their efforts to support remote research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access is available through October 31, 2020.

Current Digest of the Chinese Press
This weekly serial publication launched early in 2012 (after a pilot issue in August 2011) provides English translations of timely articles selected from domestic Chinese news publications. The digital archive contains 373 issues dating from 2011 to the present.

Izvestiia Digital Archive
Covers the "complete archive" of Izvestiia (Известия), from its founding in 1917 through present. As of October 2019, the archive holds 30,101 full text, full image issues.

Japan News Digital Archive
Provides access to the English-language daily from the publisher The Yomiuri Shimbun. This newspaper archive includes over 27,251 issues covering the period of 1955-present.

Moscow News Digital Archive
Contains all obtainable published issues (1930-2014, approx. 60,000 pages), including issues of the newspaper’s short-lived sister publication Moscow Daily News (1932-1938).

Ogenek Digital Archive
The digital archive of Ogonek (Огонек) contains 4,481 full-text issues of the Russian illustrated magazine. The collection covers issues dating from 1923 to 2017. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

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