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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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Assignment

Decide on a topic within the regional scope of the class - focused on:

  • the American West
  • High Plains
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Representation and uses of history (museum, pageant)
  • Environmental sustainability (water, energy)
  • Cultural identity

You MUST find, use, and cite one article other than your class readings

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 (1851-2012)  
      
    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.
 

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 the date of your choice
  • Ask for help using microfilm reader
  • You can print from reader if you have money on your Buff Gold Card ($.10/page)
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