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This guide will help you find resources for journalism assignments and research.



Newspaper Databases

Specific Newspapers

Access Specific Newspapers

Search the library's catalog to find out if a specific journal title (newspapers or journals) is available in print, on microform, or online. Several titles are available in multiple formats. Please ask for help if you can't determine whether or not we have what you need!


The New York Times
  • 1857 - present on microfilm
  • 1851-2009 online through Proquest
  • Current month in print
  • June 1, 1980 - present online through LexisNexis.


Commercial Appeal
  • 1894 - 2004 on microfilm
  • Past 30 days available via the publisher's website to U of M students, click for password.


Memphis News-Scimitar
  • 1905-1907 and 1926-1983 on microfilm.


Arkansas Democrat Gazette
  • 1889-1991 on microfilm
  • current paper in print, library retains current 3 months only.


Atlanta Constitution
  • 1869 -1875 and 1881-2001 on microfilm
  • 1991-November 4, 2001 online through LexisNexis.



In Addition...

In addition to the article databases, you can also discover newspaper articles by searching the print newspaper indexes on the 2nd floor of McWherter. We have print indexes of the following newspapers:

  • The Chicago Tribune
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • The New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • The New York Times
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Times (London)
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post

We also have indexes for The Commercial Appeal and The Press Scimitar, but they may require librarian assistance. The Commercial Appeal is indexed in A chronological index to Memphis newspapers, 1834 -1924.The Press Scimitar is indexed in card file from 1926-1983 in Special Collections.