Skip to main content

Newspapers: Find Newspapers & Newspaper Articles: Introduction

How to find newspapers and newspaper articles.

Finding Newspaper Articles

Finding newspaper articles can be complicated!  There are:

  • dozens of online databases that index (and sometimes provide full-text for) hundreds, if not thousands, of newspapers.
  • hundreds of newspapers for which Swem Library (or other libraries) own print and microfilmed copies.
  • thousands of newspapers available in various forms via the internet.

This guide will help you find newspapers available through Swem Library and well as through other sources.

For detailed information about newspapers that are local and regional to Williamsburg, Virginia, please see our Newspapers: Local & Regional Newspapers research guide.

Also, please see the Library of Virginia's helpful newspaper research guides:


For assistance, please contact Swem Library's Research Department.

Subject Guide

Swem Reference's picture
Swem Reference