The Chicago Tribune is the latest historical newspaper option to be added to the Penn Library website. This Proquest database will contain full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue on June 10, 1849 through 1986. Newsbank, also available on the Penn Library website, picks up recent years of the title, 1/1/1985 to the present.
Another newspaper option for those tilted toward more visual content analysis: you now have access to full-image page by page content for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, 2008-current. Historical access to full image content of these titles is also available in Proquest (in the same suite as The Chicago Tribune) but this fills the gap between “historical” image access and Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, or Newsbank article coverage for recent years that does not provide newspaper facsimiles.