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Information That May be in Newspapers

  • Birth Announcements
  • Engagements, Marriage, Anniversary & Divorce Records
  • Obituaries
  • Legal Notices
  • Advertisements
  • Family Reunions
  • Military information; records, troop movements, local heros, casualties
  • Passenger Lists
  • Photographs & Images
  • Shipping & Shipping Records
  • Social News
  • Business news, company locations, personnel, products
  • School and church (and other organizations) events
  • "Old" newspaper stories, "Fifty Years Ago"


Look up a microfilm call number

When you find a newspaper in microfilm format listed in the library catalog, DELCAT Discovery, there may be more years available at the same microfilm call number. This is usually due to the newspaper changing title. A quick way to check is to look up the newspaper by the microfilm call number.

Use the prefix nu:

Select Advanced Search. In keyword box: type nu: followed by the microfilm call number

  • Example: nu:s37
  • Scroll down and select Format: Newspaper

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Campus-wide access to The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1989-present is now available. This includes all information from the print edition as well as other online-only features.

For a summary of The Chronicle's many features, visit the site map.

Create a free account using your email address to gain quick access to The Chronicle from an iPad, smart phone, tablet, or any computer anywhere in the world.


Daily News, 1947. Ad*Access

Associated Press Images

AP Images

AP Images is an electronic library containing the AP’s current photos and a selection of pictures from the print and negative library along with text, graphic and audio material.

Free Digitized Newspapers

Saving and Printing Newspaper Articles

Subject Guide

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H
(302) 831-1730

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.


Mark Twain's Autobiography

Newspapers are rich resources. They provide a glimpse of a community, cover major and minor events, provide information on people, contain listings of births, deaths, land transfers, and more.

Many newspapers are available on the Internet. Some are individual papers and some are in collections. Full text does not mean the actual articles as they were published. Many electronically available newspapers are text only, no pictures, no ads, etc. Others are digital page images.

U.S. Newspapers: Most Frequently Requested

Newspaper Collections/Databases

Also see these UD Library listings:

databases for newspapers

e-journals for newspapers

Newspapers Online (Individual Titles)


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