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Newspapers - Historical

Library and internet resources for historical newspapers


The listed resources include major national and international newspapers, as well as newspaper databases.

Click the left tab to jump to a separate guide listing current newspapers.

These resources include website links and subscription-based resources available to Rowan University students and employees. Campus visitors can also access these resources as guests in Campbell Library.


Finding a Specific Newspaper or News Article

Within Rowan Library

Specific Newspaper Publications: Most newspapers and news magazines to which the library has access can be located via the Journal Search (within Library Search). When you locate the correct title, check the publication dates and where the item is available.

Specific Newspaper Articles: Try a Newspapers search in Library Search to locate a specific newspaper article (not the entire publication).

Beyond the Library

For those items you don't find available through the Library, you may wish first to see if they’re freely available online (search the Google News Archive or do a general Google search).

If they are not freely available online, search in WorldCat for other libraries that have the item (do a title search and limit the format to newspapers). You can then request a specific item via interlibrary loan, or you may wish visit the library or archive that houses the materials.