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Newspaper Research: Newspaper Indexes


Newspaper Indexes

Historical Newspaper Indexes

Most newspapers do not have printed indexes; the ones we own are listed here. Online databases allow you to locate articles with a keyword search; see other sections of this guide for access to online sources.

  • United States
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union

United States

  • Antislavery Newspapers and Periodicals
    Lockwood Reference AI3 .B55 (Index Area)
    A five-volume set indexing letters appearing in newspapers and periodicals representing the antislavery movement of the 19th century.
  • Black Newspapers Index (title varies)
    Lockwood Reference AI3 .I46 (Index Area) 1977-91
  • Chicago Tribune Index (title varies)
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .C45 C47 (Index Area) 1976-93
  • Christian Science Monitor, Index to the (title varies)
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .C47 (Index Area) 1960-84
    Coverage continued through 1990 by National Newspaper Index
  • Index to the Newspapers Published in Geneva, New York
    Lockwood AI3 .I58 Covers 1806-1829.
  • Los Angeles Times Index (title varies)
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .L65 L6 (Index Area) 1976-84
    Coverage continued through 1990 by National Newspaper Index
  • National Newspaper Index
    Silverman Multimedia Center MicFiche AI3 .N37 1979-1990
    This title indexes The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune Index
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .T66 N49 (Index Area) 1976-78
  • New York Times Index
    Lockwood Reference AI21 N44 (Index Area) 1851-2014
    Also indexed by National Newspaper Index.
  • New York Times Obituaries Index
    Lockwood Reference CT213 N47 1858-1978
  • New York Daily Tribune Index 1875-1906
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/news_research_tools/nytribindex.html
    Online access to the printed index.
  • NewsBank Index 1982-1991
    Index to NEWSBANK, a microfiche collection of selected articles from major U.S. newspapers.
    Lockwood Reference Index Area AP2 .N67682
  • Personal Name Index to the New York Times Index
    Lockwood Reference CT104 .F28
    Lockwood Reference CT104 .F28 Suppl. 1851-1989
  • Virginia Gazette Index 1736-1780
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .V5 (Index Area)
  • Wall Street Journal. Index
    Lockwood Reference HG1 .W26 (Index Area) 1961-2008
    Also indexed by National Newspaper Index.
  • Washington Post. Newspaper Index (title varies)
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .W33 W38 (Index Area) 1976-79
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .W33 O54 (Index Area) 1979-84
    Coverage continued by National Newspaper Index
  • Western New York Index
    Lockwood Reference AN256 .B84 W4 (Index Area) 1983-1996
    Covers several local sources, including the Buffalo News. Coverage for some sources continued by Factiva.

Canada

  • Canadian Index
    Lockwood Reference AI3 .C24 (Index Area) 1993- 1997
    Formed by the merger of:
    • Canadian Business Index (title varies) LML Ref Z7164 .C81 C24 (Index Area) 1975 – 92, and
    • Canadian News Index (title varies) Lockwood Reference Z6954 .C2 C22 (Index Area)1977- 92.

France

  • Le Monde. Index Analytique
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .M6 (Index Area) 1944-47, 1950, 1958, 1965-68
  • Index of Le Monde
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .M63 (Index Area) Oct. 1968-Aug. 1970 (Incomplete)
  • Tables du Journal Le Temps
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .T375 (Index Area) 1861-1900

Germany

  • Zeitschriften-Index 1750-1815
    Silverman Multimedia Center Reference AI9 .I45 1990

Great Britain

  • The Times Index (London, England) (titles varies)
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .T46 (Index Area) 1906-2012
  • The Times Literary Supplement is indexed by The Times Literary Supplement Index Lockwood Reference AP4 .T45 Index (Index Area) for the years 1902-1980. From 1973, The Times Literary Supplement is indexed in The Times Index.
  • Palmer's Index to The Times Newspaper (London, England) Palmer's is less detailed than The Times Index , but it covers a longer time period.
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .T5 (Index Area) 1790-1941
    Supplemented retrospectively by The Times (Daily Universal Register) Index Lockwood Reference AI21 .T45 (Index Area) 1785-1790

Soviet Union

  • Letopis' Gazetnykh Statei
    Lockwood AI15 .L35 1965-70 (Incomplete)
  • Pravda Index
    Lockwood Reference AI21 .P73 (Index Area) 1986-87

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