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American Studies

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.

Historical News

America's Historical Newspapers includes these individual components:

Additional newspaper databases:

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.

Contemporary News