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History Databases

New! Adam Matthew (AM) digital primary source collections

Atkins Library now offers access to more than 50 digital primary source collections. Coverage spans every continent and centuries of history. Materials include newspapers, letters, diaries, government and legal documents, photos, and maps, and supplementary content such as chronologies and essays. Learn more about our subscription or browse the collections.

How-To Video: Searching Historical Newspapers

NC Newspaper Locator

Historical Newspapers - Print

Atkins Library has a number of old newspapers on microfilm. These may be challenging to use because they do not have an index. However, if you have a specific date or narrow date range, this will help you in using the newspapers on microfilm.

Raleigh News & Observer

Historical Newspapers - Electronic