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General History: Newspapers

Finding Newspapers

Gainesville Daily Sun masthead

The George A. Smathers Libraries have collections of newspapers in a variety of formats, ranging from online and print, to newspapers preserved on microfilm or microfiche. An evergrowing number of newspapers online are available through local databases (such as the Florida Digital Newspaper Library), commercial databases (such as Nexis Uni,) or open repositories at other institutions.  Here are a few of the resources the Libraries offer.

Newspapers on Microform

Library West has an extensive collection of newspapers in microfilm and fiche formats. Search the UF Libraries Catalog by newspaper title. Microfilm and microfiche copies are located in Library West, 3rd floor, arranged by call number.

About Microform

Microfilm 35 mm Microfilm 16mm Microfiche positive Microfiche negative

Microforms are scaled-down reproductions of documents, often newspapers and journals. They are usually in the form of a microfilm reel or microfiche, which is a flat film sheet. Microforms help the library save space when archiving lesser-used resources. Microform reading machines magnify these scaled-down reproductions, and allow you to make copies. 

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