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If you are looking for a thesis or dissertation, please consult our Theses and Dissertations at University of Maryland Libraries Research Guide that details the different kinds of theses and dissertations available and where to find & access them.

Database Finder

The Libraries provide access to a number of newspaper databases that you can find and access using our Database Finder tool. To find newspapers, first click on the database type drop-down menu

image highlighting location of all database types dropdown menu

Then select the appropriate option for you. Newspapers are organized into two categories: current and historical.

example of the historical and current newspaper options

Examples of Newspaper Databases

Our newspaper databases include:

Using WorldCat UMD

If you are looking for a specific newspaper, you can search the title (ex. the New York Times) or ISSN (0362-4331) using WorldCat UMD.

From the homepage search box click on WorldCat and enter the title of the journal you're searching for
Arrow indicating the location of the WorldCat UMD radio button

Find it?

  1. Is it an e-newspaper? Click on the red access online button
  2. Is it a print newspaper?
    1. Is it available to check out? Note the call number and library location to find it on the shelf
    2. Is it already checked out? You can request the item through Interlibrary Loan or a University System of Maryland and Affiliated Insitutions (USMAI) library.
    3. Only need an article? You can request scans through Interlibrary loan.

Didn't find it?

  1. Change the default sort from Library to Best Match.
    Arrow pointing to sort options highlighting best match sort
  2. Then request it through Interlibrary Loan
    Example of an Interlibrary loan request button


Please consult our government documents research guides to get the best advice on finding what you need.

If you are looking for a format type or other material not covered here--such as datasets--reach out directly to your subject librarian for assistance.

You can also reach out to the Libraries for assistance using these methods:

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