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Newspapers: Overview

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Find Newspapers by Title

The easiest way to discover newspaper titles covered by our databases is to use the Journal Search. This is linked from the top of the Library Search page.

The easiest way to find all of the newspaper titles the library holds, including databases and microforms, is to use the Advanced Search. This is linked from the Library Search page.""

  1. Search for: "Library Catalog."
  2. Change "Any field" to "Title" and enter the name of the newspaper. Be aware that newspapers may change their title over time.
  3. Change the material type to "Journal" and then search.

Find Newspapers in our Library

Today's News

  • We have coverage of recent newspapers in print and in various databases.
  • Print newspapers in Fondren Library can be found on the Mezzanine, Blue Level 1.5. See map. 
  • Print newspapers in the Business Library can be found in the Maguire Building, Cox School of Business. See map.

Historical Newspapers Databases

  • The library has databases that include newspapers from the recent past as well as back to the 19th century.
  • Also find links to major historical newspaper resources on the open Internet.

Microforms and Archives

  • Microforms located in Fondren, Blue Level 1. See map.
  • DeGolyer Library special collections hold original copies of several local newspapers.

SMU Newspapers

  • Current and historical SMU student newspapers