Some Newspaper Databases that may be relevant to your topic:
Historical New York Times and Index (ProQuest)--Provides pdf full-text articles of the New York Times from 1851 - 2012. Great primary source for feature articles; art, music and theater reviews; biographies and obituaries and much more! (See Nexis Uni for NY Times articles from 2013 - today.)
Nexis Uni (LexisNexis) (Now available!)-- Replacing Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe,Nexis Unioffers more than 15,000 news, legal and business sources--including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. This user-friendly interface allows for easy searching across all content, alerts, saved searches, a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. (Lexis Nexis)
Global Newsstream (ProQuest)--gives html full text coverage of more than 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading world publishers. Includes major U.S. newspapers--St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more. (Covers from late 1980s- Present)
Some of the databases on this page, including Communication & Mass Media Complete, provide links to full-text articles in other databases. Look for a link that says . Click on this link to be guided to the full-text article if available.