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Newspapers at the UGA Libraries: How To...

A guide to finding newspapers online and on microfilm at the UGA Libraries, including historical and international newspapers.


The information on this page and other tabs in this guide will help you to find and access contemporary and historical newspapers online and on microfilm at the UGA Libraries.



For online full-text newspaper articles through UGA subscriptions:

Thousands of newspapers are available full-text online through UGA Libraries database subscriptions, with both current and historical coverage. To find a specific newspaper, search for the newspaper title in the Find Journal by Title search tool, which will show you links to online databases that provide full-text articles. The display also indicates the specific years of full-text coverage available from each database.

For newspapers on microfilm at UGA:

You can search the Unified Newspaper Database or use the Find Journal by Title search tool to find newspapers available on microfilm at the UGA Libraries. A large collection of newspapers on microfilm is located in the basement of the UGA Main Library, organized by call number.

The Unified Newspaper Database offers convenient search features that let you identify newspapers from a particular city, county, or time period. Please note that we may not have all the issues of a newspaper for a particular year  the Find Journal by Title search tool will provide the most detailed list of specific issues available on microfilm, if there are some issues missing. The UGA Libraries do not retain paper issues of newspapers.

Another useful resource is our guide to African-American Newspapers on Microfilm at the UGA Libraries which includes listings by title, by state, and chronologically.

Look for free digitized historical newspapers online:

Search NewspaperCat (Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers) by title or location.

Don't know a specific newspaper title? 

  • The holdings list of the Georgia Newspaper Project lists GA newspaper titles by city or county, and can be useful for tracing title changes as local papers combined.
  • The Unified Newspaper Database is searchable by location. Enter a city, county, or state to view a list of newspapers available on microfilm.
  • Try a keyword search in our GIL library catalog for the location name and "newspapers".



Current or Recent News

If you are not looking for a specific newspaper but just want to find some news articles on a topic, you can search these large databases to find full-text news articles from thousands of different newspapers, ranging from today's latest headlines going back several decades:

In addition to these major databases, you can also view a complete list of all newspaper databases.



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

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Search Tip

Not finding the article you want? Search tip — if you saw an article on a newspaper website, the headline (title) of the article might be different in a newspaper database from the headline displayed on the newspaper's website. If searching by headline does not find any matches, try searching for some keywords that describe the content of the article.

For additional help, please see the Research Help and Tips page or contact Eric Griffith at

Newspapers on Microfilm

A large collection of newspapers on microfilm format is located in the basement of the UGA Main Library. Before digital storage became easy and cheap, microfilm was a format that libraries could use to maintain large collections of newspapers and other documents while saving physical storage space. Rolls of microfilm contain thousands of tiny images of the original documents. You need to use a microfilm reader to view newspapers on microfilm. A microfilm reader is a machine that allows you to view an image from microfilm at a normal size on a screen, and you can also print and save images of pages. Microfilm readers are available in the basement of the UGA Main Library.