Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013
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We have microfilm for these newspapers through the early 90's, often to the present. We also have other papers with earlier coverage.
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
- 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
- Access World News from Newsbank
Until September 30, 2013, we have a trial of this database that includes newspaper coverage from years including the mid-1990s from The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Austin American-Statesman, The San Antonio Express-News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, as well as many major newspapers in CA, PA, OK, FL, and all over the country. When viewing the source list, choose to sort by date order.
- 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.
- 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+).
- Newspaper source
Cover to cover full-text for 35 U.S. and international Newspapers, plus SELECTED full-text from more than 300 regional U.S. newspapers, major international newspapers, syndicated columns and television and radio transcripts. Also includes abstracts for major national papers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.
- LexisNexis Academic
Full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Includes both state and federal court decisions, as well as legal code. Detailed business information by company and industry.
- America's Historical Newspapers
Focuses on digitized, searchable versions of American newspapers. Initial focus on early colonial period has been extended through the World War I era. Collection currently includes more than 1400 titles from 48 states and the District of Columbia (Florida and Mississippi are not represented). Digitization is ongoing, so the collection continuously grows.
- Regional Business News
A collection of full-text business journals, newsletters, and newswires covering major metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Additional sources contain citations and abstracts.
- MasterFILE Premier
Multi-disciplinary database with full-text coverage of almost 2,000 general periodicals. Emphasis is popular, rather than scholarly publications. Contains more than 80,000 biographies and 100,000 primary source documents.