Television news remains the most popular sources of news in the U.S.; radio news programs also offer in-depth coverage and analysis of news. Several databases provide transcripts of these news programs.
LexisNexis Academic is a collection of hundreds of databases covering topics such as news, business, legal research, people, and company information. The default start search form uses the Easy Search method in the General search tab. Select Power Search for more advanced search options. Use the Sources link to choose from individual databases. All content is full text in HTML. News sources 1977-present; legal source 1789-present.
LexisNexis provides transcripts from over 450 sources, mostly in the U.S., but also Canada, Australia, the U.K., France, and the Asia-Pacific region. Sources go back to 1980, but most are 1990s forward.
Factiva provides full-text news articles and business/industry information from newswires, newspapers, business and industry magazines, television and radio transcripts, financial reports, and photos from news services. Most content is HTML, though other formats are available for export. News sources 1979-present; financial data 1960s-present.
Factiva provides transcripts for about 400 news programs, with more international programs and a more diverse set of countries than the other databases.
Newspaper Source offers transcripts from over 150 sources.