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.
You can find current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s, at US Newsstream.
Archives for recent years are also included in the 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, 9/7/2010--11/11/2011|
|Barron's||all location except South Madison and Central, holdings vary|
|Capital City Hues||5/3/2006—9/19/2013|
|Capital Times||all locations, holdings vary (Central holds 12/13/1917—4/26/2009 on microfilm)|
|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 8/8/2010—11/11/2011|
|Federal Jobs Digest||Central, six months|
Many neighborhood libraries have current week copies for distribution
Madison Press Connection
|Madison Times||Central and South Madison, holdings vary (Central holds 5/20/1994—6/19/2012)|
|MilwaukeeJournal Sentinel (Daily)||Central, Lakeview, Monroe Street and Sequoya, holding vary (Central holds current 6 months)|
|Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sun. only)||all locations, holdings vary (Central holds current 6 months)|
|National Ad Search||Central, one year|
|New York Times (late edition) Daily)||Central, Lakeview, Monroe Street and Sequoya, holdings vary (Central owns current 6 months)|
|New York Times (Sun. only)||all locations except Meadowridge, holdings vary (Central holds current 6 months)|
|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 1960—2004 on microfilm and the current 12 months in hard copy)|
|Wisconsin State Journal (Daily)||all locations, holdings vary (Central holds 9/1852—present [with ~6 month delay] on microfilm and the current 12 months in hard copy)|
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.