Newspapers

How to find current and historical newspapers at the Libraries and beyond.

Ways to Search

Look for newspapers by

How to Find Newspapers - By Title

Look under Journal Title in the library catalog. Records for newspapers will tell you where to find current paper issues and older years on microfilm. Some newspaper records can be quite complicated, as newspapers may have many title or publication changes.

newspaper record example

Finding Newspapers by Place of Publication

For Arkansas papers:

Use our Arkansas Newspaper Search to locate papers by county or city.

For Arkansas newspapers outside out collection, the following book has an index by county:

Brendel, Shirley J. Arkansas Newspapers. Fayetteville, AR: University Libraries, 1987. REF DESK Z 6952 .A8 A74 1987.

You can also search records at the Arkansas State Archives to view their newspaper holdings by county and city (limit to Record Type = Newspapers)

For other U.S. newspapers:

Search in the library catalog nder place name as subject, e.g.,

United States [county] [city]

United States Oklahoma Muskogee

United States Georgia Fulton Atlanta


For foreign newspapers:

Try a keyword search with place name and keyword newspapers, e.g.


(london or britain) and newspapers

For newspapers outside our collection, use a printed catalog such as:

Newspapers in Microform. 3v. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1973‐. REF DESK Z 6951 .U469. Lists newspapers held in U.S. libraries by country, state, and city.


Arkansas Union List of Newspapers. Fayetteville, AR: University Libraries, 1993. REF DESK Z 6952 .A8 .A75. (Note that this list does not include foreign newspapers).

Finding Newspapers by Date of Publication

Use our Arkansas Newspaper Search to locate papers by decade in our library.

For papers outside of Arkansas or outside of our collection, you can browse the date indexes in:

Brendel, Shirley J. Arkansas Newspapers. Fayetteville, AR: University Libraries, 1987. REF DESK Z 6952
.A8 A74 1987.

Lathern, Edward Connery. Chronological tables of American Newspapers, 1690 1820. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society. REF Z 6951 .L3.

You will then have to check the library's catalog to see if we own those newspapers. Note that these tools may list titles not in our library.

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