The California Newspaper Project (CNP) identifies, describes and preserves California Newspapers. It provides a searchable online catalog of newspapers held throughout the state. CNP is a participant in the United States Newspaper Program and receives funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities and the California State Library.
Search California Newspapers in NewsBank’s “America’s Newspapers” database. Search more than 100 California titles, or search a smaller set of Northern California papers under “Local Papers.” Among the California newspapers included are: Davis Enterprise (1997-), Fresno Bee (1986-current), Modesto Bee (1989-current), Orange County Register (1987- current), Sacramento Bee (1984-current), San Francisco Chronicle (1985-current), San Jose Mercury News (1985-current) and San Diego Union-Tribune (2000-current).
The Roster of Public Officials, is a listing of California’s public officeholders, including our United States government officials, the Constitutional officers, members of the State Senate and Assembly, the Judicial branch, county officials, and Incorporated city and town officials.
The State Census Data Center (SCDC) serves as the central point for the dissemination of census data in California. The SCDC program was instituted by the U.S. Census Bureau to increase and improve public access to census data products.
Monthly lists are available as pdf files and records are included in the Main Catalog.
All California publications received in print or online are cataloged by the State Library and included in the CSL Main Catalog.
“Calisphere is the University of California’s free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history. Calisphere’s content has been selected from the libraries and museums of the UC campuses, and from a variety of cultural heritage organizations.”
“The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials.” Very useful for some design questions.