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Find local newspapers
If you're researching something that's more likely to have been written up in a local newspaper for that region, you'll want to try to get your hands on that material. However, this is a process that takes some time and effort.
First, try to find out what newspaper(s) were published in the area during the time of interest. Try these sources in Roy O. to find that list:
- History and Bibliography of American Newspapers 1690-1820 (Z6951 .B86)
- Newspapers in Microform United States 1948-1972 (Z6951 .U469)
- Indiana Newspaper Bibliography (Z6952 .I6 M5 1982)
- African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (REF PN4882.5 .A375 1998)
Next, you'll want to bring this information by Roy O., and talk to someone (in person) about interlibrary loan options. The most common option is for them to get a roll or two of microfilm loaned to us. If you need more than that, it will probably need to be returned before more can be borrowed - so you can see why this is a process that can't wait till late in the semester.
This free site from the Library of Congress allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Includes The DePauw, Indiana's oldest college newspaper, and the DePauw Magazine, the University's alumni publication. The DePauw has been digitized with full-text searching back to 1970. Full issues are also available from 1932 to 1969 with selected-headline indexing only.
Providing access to the 1899-2005 run of the African American newspaper, the Indianapolis Recorder