This guide will help you find local, national, and international news sources in the Library collections. Newspapers can be tricky to track down. If you're looking for a specific one, use Publication Finder to search it by title, and see what database it's in and for which years we have access.
For older newspapers, whether you'll be able to find online access depends on several factors. Publications before 1924 are in the public domain, which means copyright isn't a hurdle to digitization. Newspapers began to be published electronically in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, which is coverage in most of our "current" full-text databases begin. The largest national newspapers have generally been digitized retrospectively for their entire runs. But for smaller newspapers between those dates, you'll likely need to search WorldCat (limit by Serial Publications) to see if there are libraries that hold microfilm or print. Don't hesitate to ask about finding specific titles.
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