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Newspapers & News Searching

Primary Sources: Newspapers on microform

Historical issues of these newspapers are available on microform in the Library@VIU.

Searching within historical newspapers

To find information within historical newspapers you may need to use an index such as:

Historical Newspaper Resources on the Internet


Historical Newspapers Online: BC

  • The BC Historical Newspapers project at UBC features digitized versions of historical papers from around the province, including these Vancouver Island & region papers:
    • Alberni Advocate
    • Coast Miner (Van Anda)
    • Crofton Gazette and Cowichan News
    • Cumberland Islander
    • Daily Ledger (Ladysmith)
    • Echo (Duncan)
    • Westward Ho! (Nanaimo)  ...more
  • The University of Victoria offers access to digitized historical issues of the British [Times] Colonist and variants, 1858-1951. 

Historical Newspapers Online: Canada

Historical News: International

Historic Newspapers: Tips

Many historic newspapers are available for free on the Internet.

Search for  "historic newspapers online" or a variation on that phrase. Try including the name of the city or country in which the newspaper was published.

For US papers, try the listing provided by the Library of Congress called Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

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