These historical newspaper databases are a major primary source for many kinds of research. The two main companies/vendors that provide these databases are Gale and Proquest.
Gale Historical Newspaper Databases:
ProQuest Historical Newspaper Databases:
If you know a specific event in history that you are researching, then you can search across these newspapers, but do so by searching across Gale (using the Artemis Primary Sources or the NewsVault interface), and/or across ProQuest (using the XXXXXXXXXX interface). Be sure to limit your search by dates for best results.
Hint: Spellings change quite a bit over time. For example, English spellings of Arabic words and names can vary widely. Be sure to use the Boolean Operator “OR” in your searches.
Arabic/English Keyword Spellings:
Sheikh, Sheik, Shayk, Shaikh, Shekh, Shaykh
Ras al Khaimah, Ras-el-Khaima, Ras-el-Khiemah, Ras-ool-Khiemah, Ras-el-Khaimah, Ras al Rakhaimah
Umm al Quwain, Umm-el-Kawain, Umm-ool-Keiweyn, Umulkawain
Shargah, Shāriqah, Sharga, Sharja
Debaye, Dubayy, Debay, Dibai, Dihabi, Debai
Abu-Dhabi, Abu Zaby, Aboothabi, Abu-Dhabbi, Abu Thabi, Aboothabee, Abu Dthabi
Strait of Ormuz
Zayed, Zaid, Zeid
Shakbut, Shakhbut, Shak-but,