Newspaper Research

First Steps

  • Select an event or topic of interest to you
  • Do background reading in the general library collection about the topic, to narrow the time period of interest to you
  • Select newspaper titles of the appropriate time period
  • Be flexible!

If we do not have what you are looking for, the main floor of the library or your hometown library may have what you are looking for.

Jerome Library Periodicals and Microfilm (1st floor)

The Periodicals and Microfilm area holds microfilm newspapers of national scope and those which fall outside the northwest Ohio region. (However, the Toledo Blade is available here from 1835-present, as is a microfilm copy of the BG News. An online index to the BG News is available). To see which titles the library holds, check the online catalog.

Your Hometown Library

Your hometown library will probably have newspapers on microfilm or in original form from your hometown and the surrounding area. If you wish to use these resources, be sure to check with your instructor first.