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Access to 4,000+ historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
Database covering Anglo-American primary source material dating from 1106 until 1960, aggregating indexes, catalogs, collections, and other finding aids. Provides access to articles, newspapers, books, U.S. patents, government documents, and images, with links to full-text where available.
8C includes Poole's Index to Periodical Literature; Niles' Register; American Memory; links to images in ArtSTOR; plus many more. See full content list (click on Resource Descriptions)
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has extensive runs of newspapers from around the world many of which cannot be located elsewhere in the US. They are great about allowing people to borrow long runs of a paper on microfilm for extended periods of time. Place requests through Interlibrary Loan.
Fulltext access to the Norfolk Journal and Guide newspaper, 1921-2003. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Search several historical newspapers at once, including The Nashville Tennessean, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, along with current papers from the Southeastern U.S.
The Atlanta Constitution (historical)
Chicago Defender (historical)
Nashville Tennessean (historical and current)
New York Amsterdam News (historical)
New York Times (historical)
Norfolk Journal and Guide (historical)
The Wall Street Journal (historical)
The Washington Post (historical)
U.S. Southeast Newsstream (300 current titles)
Ethnic NewsWatch (39 historical titles)
More than 600,000 full-text searchable pages, including all supplements.
*Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.
The microfilm collection is located on the second floor, arranged by reel numbers. Assistance in finding, loading and using microfilm is available all hours the library is open.
Using Newspapers on Microfilm
Finding Newspapers on Microfilm
Many of the Library's historical newspapers are available on microfilm and are housed in the Microtext Collection in the Makerspace the 2nd Floor of Walker Library. To locate specific newspapers on microfilm in our collection, search the Library Catalog.
Locating Specific Articles With the exception of some major dailies, few newspapers available on microfilm are indexed. Without indexing, you may need to scan newspapers by date to find a specific article. Check the Library Catalog to see if a specific newspaper index is available at the Library.
Microfilm readers that both print and scan are available in the Microtext Collection.
Image from University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf2-03320, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library