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Newspapers at the UGA Libraries: How To...

A guide to finding newspapers online, in microfilm, and in print, at the UGA libraries, including historical and international newspapers.

How To...


For current or recent news:

Use a web search for the newspaper to identify the web site, or check the Internet Public Library's Newspapers list.  There may be some free online archives of the paper available - look for a search feature.

For online coverage through UGA subscriptions:

Many thousands of newspapers are available through UGA Libraries subscription databases, with both current and historical coverage. Search for the newspaper title in the E-journal locator.  A pop-up will give links to online databases with years available.

For print or microfilm subscriptions at UGA:

Search the UGA Unified Newspaper Database or search the GIL catalog by title (use a "journal title" search).

Also available is a guide to African-American Newspapers on Microfilm at the UGA Libraries. This guide provides a listing of all African-American newspapers held on microfilm at the University of Georgia Libraries. Includes listings by title, state, and chronologically. The microfilm is held in the basement of the Main Library.

Look for free digitized historical newspapers online:

Search NewspaperCat by title or location.

Don't know a title? 

  • The Georgia Newspaper Project lists GA newspaper titles by city, and can be very useful for tracing title changes as local papers combined.
  • The Unified Newspaper Database is searchable by location.
  • Try a keyword search in GIL for the location name and "newspapers".
  • Try a web search using the location name and "newspaper" to identify newspaper titles.



Current or Recent News

Example: Reporting on environmental policy proposals by the candidates in the most recent Presidential election.

Online full-text, dating back as far as the 1990s:


Historical News

Example: Newspaper coverage of the integration of UGA in 1961.

Online full-text, searchable by keyword or subject:

We also have print volumes indexing historical newspapers, allowing you to look up a keyword or subject and see on what dates articles were published relating to it.  Armed with the date and page number, you can then find the microfilm of the newspaper (by looking in the UGA Unified Newspaper Database or GIL catalog) and go directly to the relevant article. 

Lists of these indexes are available under the tabs for Georgia, National, and International Newspapers in this guide.



Looking for information about a newspaper, its circulation, history, or parent company?  Try the following sources:

  • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory or Ulrich's Web (password required)
    Z6941.P455 (Main 2nd floor)
  • Look in a business database for information about parent companies (financials, public/private, history, etc).

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