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Disclaimer - This GUIDE is for print and microfilm
This guide is just for print and microfilm holdings.
To search our digital collection of newspapers, consult our current and historical news databases. Find a comprehesive list of databases that include African American titles here.
Using Newspapers in Print and Microfilm Formats
How do you search for information in newspapers that are only available in print or microfilm format? The short answer - it's often not easy! Your options are usually limited to:
Finding newspaper references in footnotes or bibliographies from other sources,
Ascertaining the probable date(s) when an event or topic would have been covered and browse the newspaper page by page for that time period, OR
Using newspaper subject indexes. These may be available in print, microform, or online formats, and they provide REFERENCES (NOT full text) with title, date, section, and page number information to articles on a specific subject. Use this information to locate articles in the chronologically arranged microfilm or print version of the newspaper. Subject indexes are scant for Atlanta newspapers. Indexing available for selected portions of the ATLANTA JOURNAL, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, and ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION are described in the following box.
Finding Atlanta Newspapers at Emory
The following tabs at the top of this guide provide information about notable Atlanta newspapers held at Emory:
For listings of other Atlanta papers available at Emory:
atlanta ga newspapersamerican newspapers georgia atlanta
Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you can:
- borrow books and more from other libraries
- get copies of articles that Emory doesn't own
You will be notified when your materials arrive (most materials are obtained within 2 weeks).