Please note that the two larger study rooms in Adult Services are out of service until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
In the meantime, adults are welcome to use the study rooms in Kids & Teens until 3 p.m.


All of these databases can be accessed from home or at the Library. You can find full text articles, most of which can then be saved to your computer or portable device, emailed, or printed for your convenience.


Proquest & Chicago Tribune Historical logoChicago Tribune Historical Archives (1849-1990)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers, and students with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. 



Newsbank's Elm Leaves logoElm Leaves
Complete full text content of local and regional news from Elmwood Park's weekly paper. Community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community are covered. Paid advertisements are excluded.



Newspaper Source logoNewspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Newspaper Source Plus has millions of full-text articles from the world's major newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. It also offers television and radio transcripts, as well as ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Click here to watch the tutorial

To search several EBSCO databases for articles all at once, use the Article Search feature of the SWAN Online Catalog. Visit SWAN's Articles & Databases page to learn more. 



Additional Online Resources

Chicago Tribune archive browse: Browse the Chicago Tribune’s recent archives from 1985 through the present (use for articles from the last month.)

Chronicling America: A Library of Congress full text archive of more than 1,400 American newspapers from 1836-1922. Papers that covered the Chicago area include The Appeal, Chicago Eagle, The Broad Ax and The Day Book.

New York Times archive: Search and discover the full text of New York Times articles from 1981 to present (some usage is free, ask a librarian for help accessing full text articles.)

Newseum: Today’s front pages: View the current front page of more than 800 newspapers from around the world. Selected front pages covering historical events are archived.

TV News Archive: From the Internet Archive, search and view news clips from several major news networks from 2009 to the present. Share news clips via social media and track the popularity of clips.


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