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Genealogy: Newspapers

Newspapers in the UCSB Library

Use the library catalog to search the library’s collection, which contains current and historical newspapers.  For a complete listing, see our Newspapers
page. Genealogists may be especially interested in the following titles available online:

Non-English Language Newspapers

  • Kikuzo Visual II (1879 to present) ucsb only One of the largest online newspaper databases in Japan: articles from the Asahi Shimbun (1945 to present), Aera Weekly (May 1988 to present), Shukan Asahi (April 2000 to present), and an "Historical Photo Archive" (1930-45)
  • People's Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao) (1946 to present)  ucsb only The most influential and authoritative newspaper in China. It is the official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China. Publishes daily issues that provide a single location where the central government and the Communist Party of China announce their respective policies and disseminate governmental, political, and economic messages to the public and the world.
  • Pravda Digital Archive ucsb only - (1912 to present) Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pravda originated as an underground, daily workers’ newspaper, and soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement.
  • Shen Bao (Shanghai News) (1872-1949) the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper of pre-1949 China. An important primary source for late imperial and modern China.

Off Campus?

UCSB, Faculty Staff, and Students:


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Items marked UCSB only are available only to UCSB students, faculty, and staff from off campus.

Library Visitors:


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