Answered By: Penn Librarian
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2020     Views: 1665

Records for newspapers held by the Penn Libraries, whether online or in microfilm, are listed in the Franklin Catalog.  This includes individual titles provided in aggregator databases like Factiva, Nexis Uni, Library Press Reader, and Newsbank Access World News.

  • When looking for a newspaper by title, search by journal title keyword.
  • To search for newspapers by location, search by subject heading keyword for the term "newspapers" and the name of the country or city. For example: Philadelphia newspapers.

Historical Newspapers

See: American Newspapers

Alternative, Radical, and/or Independent Newspapers

The library subscribes to several databases which index alternative, radical, and/or independent newspapers. These include Alt-Press WatchAlternative Press IndexLeft Index, and Ethnic NewsWatch.

We also have a microfilm collection of counter-culture newspapers from the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. See the Underground Newspaper Collection, and use the print finding aid to look for particular titles or locations.

Ethnic and Minority U.S Newspapers

Many ethnic newspapers from the 1960s to the present are available online through Ethnic NewsWatch. Several African American newspapers are listed in the African American Newspapers guide, and a few Latino publications are available through !Informe! .

Many ethnic newspapers that are not available at Penn are available from the Center for Research Libraries. Search the CRL Ethnic Press Database to identify newspapers that can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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