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Find Specific Newspapers

Check these places first when you have a newspaper title in mind already.

  • Journal Finder
    For when you have a title in mind
    Find specific newspaper titles (and what dates we have them) by searching Journal Finder.
  • US Newspapers on Microfilm
    For when you need a historic paper or a paper published in a particular state
    Search UVA's U.S. Newspapers on Microfilm Database by date, by state, or both, to find titles (no articles) of newspapers in microfilm held at Alderman Library. Search by state or year.

Featured Newspaper Databases

Check these sources when you want to do broad news research on a general topic. 

  • Factiva - for today's paper
    Use Factiva to find the daily edition of national and global newspapers. Click on News Pages for today's paper. In addition to the daily edition of papers, Factiva offers full-text, from thousands of sources from all over the world, in 22 languages. Coverage varies by title, some back to 1980s.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text of hundreds of U.S. and some foreign newspapers. Coverage varies by title, some back to 1980s.
  • Proquest Historic Newspapers, including Black and Ethnic News
    Searchable facsimiles of historical archives of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Also includes archives of several prominent African-American newspapers: Chicago Defender, Norfolk Journal and Guide, Pittsburgh Courier, Baltimore Afro-American, NY Amsterdam News.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black and Ethnic Newspapers, incl. Ethnic NewsWatch
    A subset of ProQuest Historical Newspapers, this historical archive (back to 19th century in some cases) covers several prominent black newspapers: Chicago Defender, Norfolk Journal and Guide, Pittsburgh Courier, Baltimore Afro-American, and NY Amsterdam News. Also included in this resource is the database Ethnic NewsWatch (approx.1990-present), which includes US African-American and many other ethnic publications.
  • World News Connection, 1995-2013
    English translations of foreign news. Full-text of news and information compiled from thousands of non-U.S. news sources. Earlier newspaper translations can be found in the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) series.

Daily Progress

We offer two reliable ways to read the local Charlottesville paper.  Note: we also receive recent issues (about the last two months) in print in Alderman.

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