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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

Elizabethtown Papers

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!

Newspaper Subscriptions & Databases

Newspaper Databases


National Papers: Free Subscription Access


Pennsylvania Papers: Free Subscription & Database Access


Historical National Papers: Database Access


Historical Local & Specialized Papers: Database Access