African American Newspapers on Microfilm
Lovejoy Library has many African American Newspapers on microfilm. A list of available titles and dates is available in the Microforms Department, 2nd floor.Go to the Microforms Department, 2nd floor.
National Newspapers on Microfilm
· Christian Science Monitor 1966 - 2001
· Times (
· Wall Street Journal 1889 - 2007
Print indexes for major national newspaper on microfilm:
Christian Science Monitor (1980-1997) Ref AI 21.C462B446
Wall Street Journal (1980-2000) Ref HG 1.W26
The best source for a local newspaper is the community’s public library or the newspaper’s office. Typically, newspapers for smaller communities do not have published indexes; however, public librarians occasionally index the local newspaper to a limited degree, e.g., by name or major events.
Another good source for local newspapers is the Illinois Newspaper Project (INP). This project is part of the U. S. Newspaper Program, which endeavors to find and preserve local newspapers on microfilm. The INP database is searchable by state, county, or city of publication; newspaper title; and.or year. Microfilmed newspapers from the Illinois Newspaper Project may be borrowed via interlibrary loan (ILLiad).
Local Newspapers in Lovejoy Library
Lovejoy Library’s microfilmed newspapers are shelved in the basement of Lovejoy. A library staff member will be able to retrieve that microform that you would like use and assist you in using a microform reader.