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American Studies: Newspapers

This guide presents an introduction to library resources for American Studies.


The University of Alabama Libraries provides digital access to a wealth of historical and contemporary newspapers. Begin with the links on this page, and explore the History resource guide for more comprehensive coverage.

Print/Microfilm News

Newspapers at UA

Newspapers at ADAH

U.S. and World Newspapers

  • The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in Chicago has a large collection of U.S. and world newspapers on microfilm. CRL resources are available via interlibrary loan.

Historical News

For a comprehensive guide to newspapers by century, see the Libraries' History guide.

America's Historical Newspapers includes these individual components:

Additional newspaper databases:

Contemporary News