The Times (of London) newspaper in full page image from 1785 through 2012. Advanced search to limit by type of article.
Some reference databases will also contain peer-reviewed articles from professional academic journals. Be sure to check the length and source of an item to see that it's appropriate for your stage in the research process.
The MLA International Bibliography, produced by the Modern Language Association of America, consists of citations related to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore in nearly 4,000 scholarly journals, books, book chapters, and other formats. Includes some non-English language material. 1926 to present.
Provides full text articles of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences, including literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, education, political science and gender studies. Coverage dates vary by journal title. Mostly 1993 to present. How-to videos.