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Newspapers on microfilm

We have microfilm for these newspapers through the early 90's, often to the present.  We also have other papers with earlier coverage.


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You will be researching what happened on the day of your birth using newspapers.

  • At least one will be microfilm
  • Use at least two sources
  • Look at papers from the day after your birthday

How to find microfilm

  • Go to the microfilm cabinets or the periodicals desk
    (2nd floor) for help
  • Look for one of the titles on the left.
  • Find a roll that contains your birthday
  • Ask for help using microfilm reader
  • Find the day after your birthday
  • You can print from reader if you have money on your Buff Gold Card

Databases with Newspapers

  • America's News from Newsbank
    Dates from the 1980's to the present. Options to limit to a specific state, page number, section, specific date, and 1 or more U.S. states.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand  
    Articles from over 1,000 newspapers in the United States and worldwide. Includes Austin American-Statesman (1996+), and The Houston Chronicle (1996+). National newspapers include The New York Times (1985+), and The Christian Science Monitor (1997+). International papers include the London Times (1985+) and the Times of India (2005+).
  • New York Times, The (1851-2009)  
    Images of all material published in this important U.S. newspaper. Articles, advertising, letters, funeral notices and photos are all included. Fully searchable and browsable.

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