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Primary Sources: A Research Guide

Date back to 1740 and continue to 2004

Historical Newspapers Online

These newspapers cover dates beginning in 1607. Check individual newspapers for exact dates.

    Newspapers in Microfilm

    This is a selection of newspapers on microfilm which predate 1980.

    Boston Public Library

    The Boston Public Library (BPL) is an outstanding resource for newspapers. All Massachusetts residents and students are eligible for a BPL card or an eCard. Use either card to access BPL's electronic resources.

    Electronic Newspapers: go to Newspaper Search. Here you can find electronic versions of current and historical newspapers. 

    Historical and Massachusetts Newspapers: go to Newspapers on Microfilm for lists of Boston, Early American, ethnic, foreign, Massachusetts and US newspapers.

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