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How do I find newspapers? Topic Guide

How do I determine where - and in what format - a particular newspaper is available?

The short answer: THERE IS NO ONE PLACE TO LOOK!

You may need to use any or all of the following strategies - not necessarily in the order listed - to determine where and in what format(s) a particular newspaper is available.

1. Search Library Catalogs


Many of Woodruff's online newspapers - and essentially all newspapers in print or microformat - are listed in discoverE.  Starting here may save you from searching multiple other sources.


Library version - advanced version requires Emory Network ID and password for off-campus access

Web version - less sophisticated free version



WorldCat is the best place to find materials not available at Emory.  Search holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide simultaneously, and use Emory Libraries' Interlibrary Loan or Interlibrary Use services to obtain them.  Learn more

2. Search Newspaper Database Lists

Some databases are not synced with discoverE (examples: NewspaperArchive,, Chronicling America, the Georgia's Historic Newspapers, etc.) To find out whether these database have a specific newspaper, you have to examine their title lists. 

3. Search web and paper indexes

If you're wondering whether a newspaper title changed over time, try looking for histories of the paper or searching indexes such as the Library of Congress's Newspaper Directory.