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Research Guides

News: News by Date

This guide recommends resources for finding information in the news - past and present. The UW Libraries has many newspapers on microfilm in addition to those listed here. For help finding more, email

Newspapers as Primary Sources

Frontpage of the New York Gazette.

Newspapers are a primary source providing a first rough draft of events.  Since most newspapers are local in scope, there is good coverage of local issues.  Newspapers also provide a good feel for the time period. 

Most older newspapers do not include indexing.  You mayl need to browse through issues of a newspaepr to discover its content. 

Help: Analyzing Newspapers,  Analyzing a Colonial Newspaper,  Newspapers, & Late to the Feast: Newspapers as Historical Sources

News by Date

These pages provide chronological listings of popular news sources and magazines published in the Pacific Northwest, the United States, and around the World. 

These lists are not comprehensive.  The UW Libraries has many more news sources available in print, on microfilm, and online.  Use the other pages on this News guide or UW Libraries Search to access the rest of our collection.  Not finding what you're looking for?  Contact us

Historical Newspapers Online