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How do I find newspapers?

Guide Description: Databases

The sources on this page provide access to digitized historical U.S. newspapers available at Woodruff Library or online.  Available papers range from the 17th to the 20th century. There is some overlap with sources listed under Recent Newspapers.

Its goal it to allow researchers working with newspapers a place to begin. 

Looking for a specific newspaper?

To look for a specific title:

Chronicling America

Chronicling America - National Digital Newspaper Program (1789-1924) Free Web access with more content added frequently, plus a searchable directory of U.S. papers published from 1690 to present. Learn More Warning! Individual newspaper titles in Chronicling America are not indexed in discoverE or findable in e-journals.Open resource.

America's Historical Newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers (AHN)  (1690-1922) - includes: Hundreds of early American newspapers and ethnic newspaper collections which can be searched alone or simultaneously with other newspapers:

America's Historical Newspapers also has several other 20th-century, southern newspapers:

Emory log-in required.

Nineteenth Century US Newspapers


Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers (1800s) Emory log-in required.

Proquest Newspapers

Proquest Newspapers (1851-2007) Past coverage of major US and  African American newspapers. Emory log-in required. (1700s-2000s) Database of local and regional historical newspapers from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia and other select countries. Warning! Individual newspaper titles in are not indexed in discoverE or findable in e-journals. Emory log-in required.

NewspaperArchive (1600s-1900s) Database of local historical newspapers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom. Warning! Individual newspaper titles in NewspaperArchive are not indexed in discoverE or findable in e-journals. Emory log-in required.

Digital Library of Georgia

Digitial Library of Georgia (coverage dates vary) Free Web access to a growing collection of historical Georgia newspapers, including: papers from Atlanta, Macon, Milledgeville, and Columbus; the Cherokee Phoenix; the Southern Israelite; and more. Warning! Individual newspaper titles in the DLG are not indexed in discoverE or findable in e-journals.Open resource.

Independent Voices

Independent Voices (1950-2015) Digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals from the second half of the 20th century. Open resource.

Ethnic Newswatch

Ethnic NewsWatch (1960-present) U. S. newspapers, magazines, and journals of ethnic, minority, and native presses, searchable in English and Spanish.   

Accessible Archives

African American Newspapers/ Accessible Archives (1800s). Emory log-in required.

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