Where to Find Old Newspaper Articles

This tutorial will show you where to find old newspaper articles.


Step # 1 – Accessing a Newspaper Archive

For this tutorial, we will be using the Google newspaper archive. Go to “http://news.google.com/newspapers”. When you reach this page, you will see a list of newspapers in alphabetical order.

The Google newspaper archives

Step # 2 – Locating a Specific Magazine and Issue

For this tutorial, we have randomly chosen to search for the April 21st, 1922 edition of the California Oil Worker. At the top of the page, beneath the buttons “Search Archive” and “Search the Web,” you will find a group of letters that run from A to Y. Click on the letter “C.”

Searching for a paper by title

Step # 3 – Finding a Magazine in Alphabetical Order

You will now be on a page which shows all the newspapers which begin with the letter C. If you look at the top, to the right of “The-Calhoun-Liberty Journal” and beneath “Calhoun Times,” you will see the newspaper “California Oil Worker.” Click on the blue link.

Finding the paper we are interested in

Step # 4 – Quickly Narrowing Down Your Search

You’re now on the California Oil Worker page. Look at the bottom of the page, and you will see the April 21st, 1922 edition. Click on the newspaper image to be taken to a page where you can read the newspaper. This simple tool is great for showing you where to find old newspaper articles.

The specific paper we want has been located