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HIST 3081: History of the Civil War and its Aftermath

U.S. History

Finding Newspaper Articles

Do you need to find recent newspaper articles?

Do you need to find older newspaper articles?

Ethnic Press/Alternative Press

To find articles from newspapers aimed at specific audiences try these online databases:

African American Newspapers

We have long runs of two major African American newspapers:

You can choose to search across ALL HISTORICAL dates for most publications.  Once in the newspaper (via Proquest search), click on Databases (31) link.  Scroll down, find the paper "ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender‎  (1909 - 1975)". 



Athens Newspaper

Afro American Affairs (on microfilm, but online in our Digital Archives) search:  afro-american newspaper

Ohio Newspapers

The links below go to the website of the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus. Each entry provides a brief description of the history of the paper and the microfilm holdings at the Ohio Historical Society. Selected images and pages are available online.

The newspapers listed in this section and the one below are typically not "searchable." To locate a story you will first need to know the approximate date of the event, and then browse through the available issues until you find coverage of the story.

Other Collections

Subjects: History