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Many newspapers are embedded in larger collections of online resources or in microfilm collections. The Center for Research Libraries maintains a list of International Newspaper Digitization Projects. Examples of online collections include:
An obituary is an article, usually published in a newspaper, that announces the death of a person. Shorter announcements are sometimes called "Death Notices". Obituaries and death notices typically appear in a specific section of the newspaper, though obituaries of people considered especially important can appear anywhere, including the front page.
Historians use obituaries to establish factual information, like time and place of death, and for any other biographical information the obituary might contain. Obituaries can also reveal something about how the person was perceived at the time of his or her death, though the biases of the obituary's author must of course be taken into account.
The fastest way to find obituaries is to use digitized newspapers. Here is a strategy for online searching: