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Finding Historical Newspaper Articles
Newspaper articles written at or near the time an event occurred by someone with first-hand knowledge of what happened can be a great source of primary material. Careful! Newspaper articles are not always primary source. Ask if you are not certain
New York Times Historical, 1851-2016
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times is a full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of the newspaper from 1851-2016. The database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
Chicago Tribune, 1849-1996
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue (1849) to 1996.
NewspaperARCHIVE contain searchable historical newspapers and newspaper pages from Wisconsin.
Browsing Historical Magazines
Sometimes it is helpful to browse magazines by year to see what events took place, what topics were of interest, as well as note the advertisements for products of the time. The lower level of the Library contains the periodicals collection. Below are a few samples of the many you will find. Click the titles of the magazines to locate them in the Library.