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Newspaper Resources: Home

This guide is made to direct patrons to Newspaper Resources available through the USM Libraries.

Newspaper Databases

Newspapers on Microform

The USM Glickman Library has a collection of older newspapers which you can view using one of our microform machines. If you would like to use these machines and research any of these newspapers, please consult a Library Staff Member upon your arrival to the Glickman Library.

Due to their physical nature, these items are not available for online viewing unless they are included in a database listed above.

Newspapers on Microform:

  • Times [London]
    • 1914 - 2008
  • Sunday Times [London]
    • 1975 - 2008
  • Wall Street Journal
    • 1924 - 2007
  • Washington Post
    • 1973 - 2007
  • New York Times
    • 1851 - 1854; 1874 - 1888; 1925; 1965 - 2008
  • Boston Globe
    • 1960 - 2007
  • Maine Times
    • 1968 - 2002
  • Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
    • 1950 - 2007

Public and academic libraries in Maine have more newspapers on microfilm. For a complete list use the link below:


Historic Lists of Newspapers:

Other Related Databases

Maine Newspapers & Periodicals - USM Libraries Special Collections

The University of Southern Maine’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine collects and makes accessible material documenting the ongoing histories of diverse communities. Current collections represent the African American, Jewish, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ communities, and social justice for all. The Center promotes diversity and civil rights through research, education, and outreach.

The mission of the Franco-American Collection is to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population.  Items in the Collection relate to local history, government, religion, language, education, industry, sports and the arts.  The Collection focuses on Lewiston-Auburn and other areas of Maine, with additional regional materials providing a link to the wider contexts of French North America.

Fact & Bias Checking

You can use these sites to check to see where your news source falls in terms of bias and their record on accuracy reporting the facts:

All Sides

Media Bias