The UIUC Library has an extensive collection of newspapers, both current and retrospective, in a variety of formats, including hard copy, microfilm, and digital reproductions. Not all of them are included in the online catalog, but if you are looking for a particular newspaper title, try searching it first in the online catalog. Look for more than one record for each newspaper, as our holdings may consist of a combination of hard copy and microfilm, for example, and there may be a separate catalog record for each format. Most of these will be located in the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library, but in some cases, the material will be found in another part of the UIUC Library
Another resource for identifying newspapers at the University of Illinois Library is the:
For the most complete and up-to-date information on finding historical newspapers, please visit our Historical Newspapers page. For general information on finding newspapers, regardless of age, format, or place of publication, please visit our Find Newspapers Guide.
Only a handful of post-1922 newspapers have been digitized (excluding current newspapers). If your topic leads you past 1922, then you will probably have to use at least some microfilm.