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Our most comprehensive news source, including the full-text of hundreds of national, regional, and local newspapers and wire service reports. It also includes transcripts of television and radio news programs.
One of the most comprehensive news databases in the world, ProQuest Global Newstream includes access to over 3000 news sources, including 2,200 newspapers, as well as blogs, podcasts, websites and news wire feeds worldwide.
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This excellent section of the New York Times website provides a virtual encyclopedia of subjects in the news. "Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published about the subject on NYTimes.com." -- website. Times Topics are organized by "Subjects", "People", "Places" and "Organizations". Click on "Subjects" and browse for the category you are looking for.
Use this source to identify the major news outlets in the major cities in your state. For example, you can search on a combination of city name, state name, and "newspaper", to get a list of newspapers by city.