Quick Guide to Newspaper Articles and Newspapers
There are many ways you can go about finding newspapers and newspaper articles at the library.
Local and national newspaper articles are now available at Newspaper Source Plus (1997-present for Madison newspapers) by way of the newly expanded EBSCOhost database. At this time, Newspaper Source Plus does not include the Capital Times archive.
If you're looking for newspaper information after 1853 and two years prior to current year, check Newspaper Archive. It includes close to 30 million scanned pages. Not all newspapers and dates are represented, but it's certainly worth a look.
Archives for recent years are also included in LexisNexis (1992-present--Capital Times included), and Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site (2005 to the present--Capital Times and Isthmus included), with a delay of 60 days.
Another source for articles in The Capital Times and The Wisconsin State Journal is Madison.com
The library owns the following papers:
|Newspaper||Location and Holdings|
|Afro-AmericanNewspaper (Washington D.C.)||South Madison, hold for one month|
|Badger Herald||Central, 1974 to present|
|Barron's||all location except South Madison and Central, holdings vary
|Capital Times||all locations, holdings vary (Central holds 1917 to present)|
|Chicago Tribune (Daily)||all locations ecept Meadowridge, Sequoya, and South Madison, holdings vary|
|Chicago Tribune (Sun. only)||Central|
|Christian Science Monitor||Central and Monroe Street, holdings vary (Central holds 1992 to present)|
|Daily Cardinal||Central holds 1917 to present, with some gaps|
|Federal Jobs Digest||Central,six months|
|Isthmus||Central, 1991 to present with some back archives (many branches have current week copies for distribution)|
|Madison Times||Central and South Madison, holdings vary (Central holds 1994 to present)|
|MilwaukeeJournal Sentinel (Daily)||Central, Lakeview, Monroe Street and Sequoya, holding vary (Central holds for one year)|
|Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sun. only)||all locations, holdings vary (Central holds for one year)|
|National Ad Search||Central, one year|
|New York Times (late edition) Daily)||Central, Lakeview, Monroe Street and Sequoya, holdings vary (Central owns 1935 to present)|
|New York Times (Sun. only)||all locations except Meadowridge, holdings vary (Central holds 1935 to present)|
|Nuestra Comunidad in La Nacion||South Madison, hold for one month|
|Peoples Daily (Chinese)||Sequoya,hold for two months|
|Simpson Street Press||South Madison, hold for one month|
|USA Today||Central, Hawthorne, Lakeview, Pinney, Sequoya (Central holds for one year)|
|Wall Street Journal (Eastern ed.)||all locations, holdings vary (Central holds from 1960 to present)|
|Wisconsin State Journal (Daily)||all locations, holdings vary (Central holds 1852 to present)|
The Central Library of Madison Public Library keeps paper classifieds on file of all the papers it receives. In addition, many current classifieds can be located online on a specific newspaper's web site. To locate classified ads in a specific newspaper or all newspapers in a geographic region, try our recommended newspaper sites.
Obituaries in the Wisconsin State Journal can be obtained in a variety of ways. See our Obituaries page for more information.