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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Find Newspapers

A guide to finding newspapers in the Library, with emphasis on historical newspapers and digitized historical newspapers


 “Two Students Reading the Miami Herald”The University of Illinois Library has a large newspaper collection, with newspapers available in different formats: original print, digitized, or microfilmed. To find newspapers in our collection, use the UIUC Newspaper Database. This database enables you to identify newspaper titles by place of publication, date of publication, intended audience, or subject of newspaper. When you search the Newspaper Database, you are searching bibliographic records that describe newspapers in our collection; you are not searching the actual newspapers.

Use this guide to locate digitized newspaper collections—collections in which you can perform keyword searches. This guide also features several major newspapers that have been digitized, but for the most part this guide emphasizes digitized newspaper collections. To identify more newspapers that have been digitized (many in collections not included here), search the UIUC Newspaper Database: use the “Format” limit and restrict your search to “Online” newspapers.

Photograph credit: “Two Students Reading the Miami Herald”. From: University of Florida Archives, Special Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, UF00030618:00001