Selected Reference Sources
Below are select reference sources to help you locate newspapers on microfilm.
Using Newspapers on Microfilm
Finding Newspapers on Microfilm
Most of the Library's historical newspapers are avilable on microfilm and are housed in the Microforms Collection on the 3rd Floor of Regenstein Library. To locate specific newspapers on microfilm in our collection, search the Library Catalog or Lens.
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 or Lens to see if a specific newspaper index is available at the Library.
If you are looking for information about a specific event, we recommend searching one of our full-text newspaper databases for coverage. Once you are able to identify a range of dates for the event, which will help you identify specific reels of micoriflm to review.
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Finding Newspapers at Other Libraries
If you do not find the newspaper that you need in our collection, you may request what you need via Interlibrary Loan service. While some major research libraries will loan reels of newspapers, please be aware that many smaller libraries will only be able to copy specific articles (requiring a citation).
Below are some sources for locating newspapers on microfilm at other libraries.