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Library Research Guides

AMCULT/COMM 326: American Magazines (Howard)

This is a guide for researching American magazines.

Full-text newspaper and magazine collections (Historical and Current)

Newspapers on Microfilm

Many historical newspapers are only available on microfilm.  To search Mirlyn for newspapers, try searching for "newspapers OR periodicals" as a subject term and then specify location (i.e., United States or San Francisco) as another subject term.

If you aren't finding the newspapers that you need at UM, try searching WorldCat or the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).  If you find a newspaper that you need at CRL, fill out an interlibrary loan request form and specify that there are copies at CRL.

Another place to check for newspapers is in print bibliographies.  Try searching Mirlyn for the following subject terms Newspapers OR periodicals AND bibliographies OR indexes OR catalogs. 

Some examples include:

Encyclopedic directory of ethnic newspapers and periodicals in the United States

Newspapers in microform.

Finding News Databases

You can find a complete list of news databases by using the browse menu from the library homepage. Select "News & Current Events."