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Finding Newspapers

Find a specific newspaper by title (online)

Use the E-Journals search to search for specific newspapers by title in electronic format.

Interpreting search results

Search results include all databases with this newspaper. Available dates for the newspaper differ by database. Make sure to select the database that has the dates you need. 

Some papers have multiple editions listed next to the title (print vs online; eastern edition vs central). Make sure to select the correct one. 

Scroll down the results list if you do not see the paper you are looking for. There may be different papers with the same title or the paper may have changed names over time. The place of publication is usually listed and can help determine which is the paper you are looking for.

For example 2010-2020 issues of Washington Post are available in at least four different databases: Nexis Uni, Factiva, US Newsstream or Proquest Recent Newspapers. ejournal search results

Find a specific newspaper by title (print or microfilm)

Use the Journal/Periodical Search to search for specific newspapers by title in print or microfilm.

Interpreting search results

Usually the entry without "(online)" at the end of the title is the print or microfilm edition, and is the best place to start. 

Some papers have multiple editions (print vs online; eastern edition vs central). There will be one catalog entry for each.

Some newspapers have changed names over time. There will be one catalog entry for each different name, even if the newspaper itself remained the same.

Many newspapers have similar names. Persevere and click through each entry to identify the one you are looking for. 

catalog index page

 

The next page provides a bit more information and the first entry looks like the correct one as it lists MSU Microforms as one location

catalog results page

Finally! The catalog detail page shows the location of the microfilm (2 West), that the library has film from 1974 and it is arranged by title so there is no need to note the call number.

catalog detail page

 

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