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How Do I Find ~ Primary Sources

Newspapers at Hamilton

The vast majority of the library's historical newspaper collections were published in the United States before 1923 and after 1980. The few notable exceptions include our African American newspaper collections, some northern New York newspapers, the New York Times, and the Times of London.

For a more complete listing of newspapers published since 1990, consult the library's guide to finding news sources.

United States



New York Times

New York



Clinton Courier

  • 1857 to present - Full text and image. (Microfilm)

New York Amsterdam News

New York Times

Utica Observer-Dispatch

  • 2003-present - Full article text. No images.
  • 1952-2008 - Image.
  • 1952-1957 - Full text and image. (Microfilm)




Manchester Guardian Weekly

  • 1981-present  - Full article text. No images.
  • 1919 to 2005 - Full text and image. (Microfilm)

The Sunday Times

Times of London

Library Catalog Searches

Use the table below to develop library catalog searches for primary sources. Replace the words appearing in brackets with specific descriptors (e.g., use american in place of [nationality]).

Searching for . . . Enter this phrase    +    modifier(s)
[see examples]
bibliographies newspapers and bibliography and [ethnic group]
indexes newspapers and indexes   [ethnic group]
newspapers by city newspapers and [city]    

Sample Searches

  • newspapers AND bibliography
  • newspapers AND chicago

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