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GEOL 100 - Weather, Climate, & Change

Local Newspapers


News Databases

Have an older hurricane? Try searching in a news database, which will often have materials dating back further than a particular local newspaper. 

Search Tips

  • Put the name of your hurricane in quotes: instead of typing Hurricane Hazel into a database, type "Hurricane Hazel". 
  • If you can't find anything in the local news, cast a wider net by looking in a database. 
  • For some of the older hurricanes it's a good idea to widen the scope of your search. You might not be able to find much about William & Mary, for instance, but what about southeastern Virginia in general? Perhaps you won't be able to find a publication from the time, but what about a modern publication that tells a story from the time? 

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