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Historical U.S. Newspapers

This resource is intended as an introduction to finding and learning about newspapers via the University of Maryland Libraries..

What about the Internet?

In addition to subscription databases available through the UMD Libraries, there is also a wealth of knowledge about American newspapers online.  Sites range from massive full-text databases managed by the federal government to personal webpages of librarians and collectors.  This page provides a brief introduction to some of the most useful and popular resources available today.  Use this page as a guide to what's available, but feel free to go beyond it.

Most Helpful Sites

The following sites contain information about hundreds of historical U.S. newspapers.  In many cases, full text and images of the newspaper pages are available.

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