How to Use NewspaperArchives Free Resources and Patten Free Library’s Newspapers on Microfilm

How to Use NewspaperArchive’s Free Resources

Have you ever noticed that search results from NewspaperArchive.com appear in Google searches, but you can’t access them without a subscription? It’s frustrating to researchers—but it’s also a useful feature! Our newest How-To Guide explains…

  • How to use NewspaperArchive as an index for physical newspaper collections.
  • How to read plain-text versions of newspaper pages online.
  • How to request copies of an article from a local newspaper.

Click here to download How to Use NewspaperArchive’s Free Resources [PDF]

Newspapers on Microfilm at Patten Free Library

Did you know that the History Room has a microfilmed newspaper collection spanning 200 years? Only about one quarter of what we have is available online through paid sites like NewspaperArchive and free sites like Chronicling America from the Library of Congress.

We recently created a visual guide to the newspaper collection which shows exactly how much our collection has to offer.

Click here to download Patten Free Library Newspapers on Microfilm, 1820-2020 [PDF]

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