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Newspapers: Overview

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Find Newspapers by Title

Look up any newspaper titles the library holds, including databases and microforms, is with Journal Search, linked from the top of the Library Search page.

You may need to look at multiple records for different date ranges. Also, newspapers may change names over time, so look for the section "Related titles" in the record.

Find Newspaper Articles by Topic

Quick Searches in Library Search

  1. Perform a keyword search.
  2. Using the filters on the left side, limit your results to just newspaper articles.
  3. It is usually advantageous to limit the date. If you need to filter by day and month, rather than just year, you need to use a newspaper database instead.
  4. You can filter by the publication by using the Journal Title filter. Because newspapers cover local events with greater attention, it can be helpful to find newspaper articles from the relevant region.

In-depth Searches in Newspaper Databases

Databases can offer more powerful search tools for newspaper content than Library Search, most importantly the ability to narrow search results by date rather than just year. Not all newspaper database content is indexed by Library Search, so for in-depth research, you need to go to individual databases.