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How do I find newspapers?

A guide to locating newspapers for your research.

Starting Points

If the newspaper you need is not at our library, you may request what you need via Interlibrary Loan.

Using Newspapers on Microfilm

MicrofilmAccessing Newspapers on Microfilm
To locate specific newspapers on microfilm in our collection, search the Library Catalog. The Library's microfilm is housed in the Microforms Collection on the 3rd Floor of Regenstein Library. Microfilm readers that both print and scan are available

Locating Specific Articles
With the exception of some major papers, 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.

Image from University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf2-03320, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Other Sources for Microfilm