Newspapers in our Collections
- Newspapers in the University Libraries’ collection may be housed in:
- Govt. Information, Microforms and Newspapers (level 5 in Thomas Cooper Library)
- South Caroliniana Library
- online in Lexis Nexis Academic Universe, New York Times, The State
- To learn all the newspapers or newspaper indexes the library has online, go to the Electronic Resources page, select All Subjects and then in step 2 check Newspapers, then "View Sources".
A list of the historical newspaper collections kept in Government Information, Microforms and Newspaper Department, including Early American Newspapers and Early English Newspapers, can be found at http://www.sc.edu/library/pubserv/gdhisnews.html
Search the library catalog with a subject search using the place of publication (city or county) followed by the subdivision newspapers. State names will be abbreviated (with two word state names separated by a space).
- Richmond VA newspapers
- Boston Mass newspapers
- Charleston S C newspapers
Consult the book South Carolina Newspapers Thomas Cooper Library Ready Reference and Mezzanine Z6952.S7 M66 and in the South Caroliniana Library. It lists newspapers in libraries in South Carolina.
Finding Articles from Newspapers: Indexes
Most newspapers, especially for older years, do not have an index. Indexes for The New York Times and Times (London) are kept in the Thomas Cooper Library Reference Department.
Search by subject newspapers- - indexes for a list of newspaper indexes. Also try a subjectsearch using the newspaper’s title.
- state columbia s c- -indexes
- monde- -indexes
Newspapers with a Particular Viewpoint
Do you need to know the viewpoint of a newspaper or find one with a particular editorial stance? Consult a guide, directory, or find a book on the history of newspapers.
Try an advanced keyword search newspapers bibliography
Enter a subject search on appropriate headings such as American newspapers, African American newspapers and scan the various subdivisions. A book on the history or some directories might be useful.
For South Carolina newspapers, John Hammond Moore’s guide, South Carolina Newspapers(Thomas Cooper Library Ready Reference and Mezzanine Z6952.S7 M66 and South Caroliniana Library) will indicate if the paper was independent, Democrat, black publication, etc.