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Research Help: Getting Started

High Library's Virtual Reference Desk

Finding Newspapers in the High Library and Online

Cane farmers reading newspapers, Tully, ca. 1929

Which newspapers do we have?

Curious if we have access to a specific newspaper in the High Library or in one of our databases? Search for the title in JournalFinder.

Need help accessing our digital newspapers? Check out this guide to registering for a free subscription.

Local Newspapers

College Newspapers

The Hess Archives has a full run of the College's newspaper, The Etownian, as well as its predecessor, Our College Times

Issues of Our College Times and The Etownian from 1904-2008 are available online in our Digitial Collections

Recent issues of The Etownian are available on the library's main level.

Elizabethtown Newspaper

If you're interested in local history, the High Library also has access to the Elizabethtown Chronicle on microfilm and in print (1928-2009).  Ask us for more information!

Subscription Databases for Newspapers

General Sources

Specific Titles

Past Issues & Historical Titles

Online Historical Newspapers

Theses free online resources contain the full-text of older newspapers in the public domain.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Google News Archive

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive including Lancaster County newspapers at