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Theatre Research Guide: News

Finding News

Historical News Resources

A source like Newsstream is great for finding news from the 1980s -present, but if you need articles from a different time period, search the links below.

Journals, Newspapers & Magazines

Using Microfilm

Microfilm is a way to preserve printed material so that it takes up less space and can last for hundreds of years. 

If you have the citation information for a historic newpaper or magazine article:

  • Use the A to Z Publications list to see if it is available at SU in Microfilm. 
  • If we do not have the article, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to have it delivered as a PDF to your email address.

Or, if you have a very specific time period in mind, you can look at the microfilm version of a newspaper or use the index, like the index to the New York Times, to find historic articles on your topic.