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Library Research Guides

News Sources: Getting Started

Recommended resources and search tips for finding news in a variety of formats. Includes how to find international newspapers, historical newspapers, articles with a particular viewpoint, how to evaluate sources, and much more.

General News Databases - Highly Recommended

Not sure where to start? These online databases allow you to search through hundreds of newspapers at the same time.

Navigating the News Tutorial

Navigating News Resources (tutorial)

Use these questions to get started on your search

  • What is the time frame?
  • What type of media?
  • What format?
  • Do you need a particular publication?
  • What region of the world?
  • Do you need a particular type of content?
  • Is your focus on a particular audience?

Click the PDF link below to open an interactive map tutorial in a new tab or window, and start with the questions above.

Where to Find Newspapers in the U-M Library

  • MLibrary collects recent issues (usually the last few months) of some papers in print. Older issues are kept on microfilm, viewable using digital scanners located in the Hatcher Graduate Library on the 2nd floor.
  • View the newspapers page on the library website for more details on what papers we receive in print and on microfilm, and find more details about our newspaper collection.

Need a particular title? Check Mirlyn

Use Mirlyn, the library catalog, to look up a particular title:

Do a "journal/serial name" search for the name of the periodical

What if UM doesn't have what you need?