This will show the available free historic digital newspapers. In addition to searching this portion of our web site you should use the other portion of our website to find local libraries that may offer access to additional newspapers. For example in Cleveland, the historic Plain Dealer newspaper is not directly available for free but if you have a local library card you can gain access at no cost to that paper. It is always best to check with the local library.
Across all of the USA we have links to 1,500 newspapers and hope to add more in the future.
My personal experience has been that digital newspaper research lead to important breakthroughs but I needed to use both free newspapers and the premium pay for use newspapers. You can minimize that cost by using your local library which may offer no-cost access to premium digital newspapers.