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Newspaper Sources

This Research Guide serves to give pointers on how to find newspaper articles, both recent and historical. The databases and sources listed below will be useful for retrieving articles from US Newspapers and some major International newspapers.

Historical Newspaper Databases

GW Newspapers

The Special Collections Research Center has archived issues of many GW student newspapers and other publications.  The three major titles are:

  • GW Hatchet (1904-present).  Partially indexed.
  • Columbian Weekly (1903-1904).  Partially indexed.
  • Columbian Call (1895-1898). Partially indexed.

Special Collections has archived copies of many smaller and defunct student and university publications.  A search in GW Libraries Search - Advanced Search for "George Washington University -- Periodicals" as a subject heading will show you some other titles.

Questions?  Contact the Special Collections Research Center, (, (202) 994-7549).  Special Collections is located on the seventh floor of Gelman Library and is open M-F, 10-5.


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