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American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpreting: Newspapers

A guide to resources and research on the language and linguistics of American Sign Language (ASL), the American Deaf Community and its culture, and ASL/English interpreting.

Why Newspapers?

Newspapers can be an invaluable source for researching current and historical events, people, programs, and places. Many full text newspaper articles are available online through databases and some will even include the published images or photographs.

All Newspaper Databases

Current Newspapers

Historical Newspapers

Use ProQuest Historical Newspapers to access the following publications:

Most ProQuest Historical Newspapers include images, photographs, and advertisements. You can view the full text of the article or select page view to view the article in its original layout.

Additional newspaper databases:

Websites for historical newspapers: