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. Click on the database title to open the link.


Americas News Site ImageAmerica’s News
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

 How to Use America’s News Video:


Black Life in America Site Image

Black Life in America
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

How to Use Black Life in America Video Tutorial:


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Chicago Sun Times Collection

Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.


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. 




elm leaves newsbank2Elm 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.


Heritage Hub Site ImageHeritageHub
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

 How to Use HeritageHub Video Tutorial:


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Hispanic Life in America
The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.




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.