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Historical Newspapers and Government Documents


Historical Newspapers on Microform

Not all databases provide the entire date range of a newspaper. Sometimes, you can access older articles on microfilm (reels) or microfiche (cards). Oxy has a number of newspapers in microform, including:

Microform of newspapers not at Oxy can be ordered via Inter Library Loan (ILL).

  1. Search for the title of the newspaper in OxyWorldcat
  2. Sort the results by relevence only
  3. Open the record for the newspaper that contains microfilm or microform (it should be in the first few results)
  4. Click Request this Item

It can be useful to reference an index to the newspaper when using microform, which can also be ordered through WorldCat using the same steps above. To locate a newspaper's index, search for the title + "index."

The microform reader/scanner (both fiche and film) is located on the main floor, next to the printer in the back right corner.

Special Collections @ Oxy

Special Collections staff preserves and provides access to thousands of rare books, archival papers and manuscripts, visual media, paintings, prints and artifacts of unique significance in the arts, literature, theatre, book arts, and local, regional and cultural history.

Visit them on the Third Floor of the Academic Commons and check out their Digital Collections.

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