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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 381: Exploring the Modern City: New York, London, Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Shanghai, and Beyond

A course guide.

1. Digitized Historical Newspapers

For the most complete and up-to-date information on finding newspapers, whether current or historical, please visit our Find Newspapers guide. 

American Newspapers

Major 19th century and early 20th century metropolitan daily newspapers:

Major 19th century and early 20th century African American newspapers (many of which were weeklies, and most of which are 20th century only):

British and Irish Newspapers

Major 19th century and early 20th century metropolitan daily newspapers:
Find more digitized, British and Irish newspapers in the following collections:
Chinese Newspapers
French Newspapers

German Newspapers

Find digitized, German newspapers in the following collections:
More Digitized Historical Newspapers

Additional titles and collections are listed in our Guide to Historical Newspapers Online

2. More Urban Newspapers

To find a newspapers, in any format, from a specific city or country, the best place to begin is the UIUC Newspaper Database. You can also limit your search by a specific year (e.g. 1895) or a specific format (e.g. online).