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Need Help Locating Newspapers?

The University of Delaware Library has access to hundreds to individual newspaper titles. Some are located within large newspaper databases that might not always be obvious to search within. This guide helps to direct you databases and newspapers, but you might need some extra guidance on finding specific newspaper titles. Here are a few ways to check our access: 

1. Search in DELCAT

  • You can search through some newspaper articles via our library catalog, DELCAT. Use keywords to find articles that might be relevant to your research topic. The result will say "Newspaper Article" to help you distinguish types of material. If you know you will be searching for newspapers, you can find a newspaper search scope at the top of the DELCAT homepage, or under the Advanced Search option. 

View of Newspaper Search Scope

  • While searching, you can further narrow down search results to newspapers only. At the bottom of the search results page, you will find an option to only search through newspapers. You can also find a similar limiter on the left-hand side under "Resource Type." *Not all newspapers will appear in our catalog, you might have to search for specific titles through our E-Journals webpage.*

Screenshot of Newspaper Search facet on DELCAT catalog result list

2. E-Journals Search

  • If you have a specific newspaper you are looking for, it can be faster to go directly to the E-Journals webpage on the library website to see what database the newspaper might located in. *Not all of our newspapers are indexed here.*

3. Database Publication List - Within large databases, you can find full lists of the publications you can find within. 

  • Start by logging into the database. Each database looks a little different, but usually you can find an option listed at the top of the homepage for "Publications." You can see a picture of the homepage for America's Historical Newspapers below. You can see an option for "Browse Publications" at the top of the webpage. Click on that option for the full list of publications. 

Readex homepage for America's Historical Newspapers showing the option for Browse Publications on the top left-hand side menu


Need additional help? Contact a Librarian. 

Most Requested Newspapers

For in-depth information on Delaware newspapers, please visit the Delaware Newspapers guide.