Answered By: Paul Williford
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2022     Views: 261

Numerous newspapers are purchased in print form on a daily basis. These "hard copies" are available on the library's 2nd floor. Full text reproductions or facsimiles of newspapers articles are available in two additional formats, as online databases and as microfilm. They can be current or found in an archive of historic materials. 

Newspapers can be searched by title in the library's catalog and by title in the databases. A list of the library's newspaper holdings can be retrieved by using Advanced Catalog Search and selecting newspapers in the Format option. This list is not exhaustive however, since this list does not retrieve all newspaper formats. 

Many West Florida newspapers (1821-present) are available in the University Archives & West Florida History Center. 

Some newspapers may be located through the library catalog, and some may be in the microfilm collection on the 2nd floor. But many newspapers are only available in physical form. 

Users should contact University Archives for guidance as to what papers exist for the time period they are researching and where in the library to locate them.

For more information on the newspapers the library has access to, please visit our Newspapers research guide