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Newspapers : Local/Madison

Sources of current and historical newspapers available in print, electronically, and on microform through the UW-Madison Libraries and beyond.

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Databases for Local/Madison and UW-Madison Newspapers

Current Newspapers in Print

Current issues of U.S., Canadian, and international newspapers are available in the Current Periodicals and Newspaper Room, Memorial Library, Room 240 (Where is it?). Issues of U.S. and Canadian newspapers are generally kept for only one week, and issues of international newspapers are generally kept for only 3 months.

Current Periodicals and Newspapers Room staff maintains several paper lists of journals and newspapers to help users of the room locate what they need. Some of those lists are:

  • Alphabetical list of journals and newspapers
  • Journals and newspapers by country of publication
  • Journals and newspapers by primary language

Please note that these lists are only updated once a semester so while they can be helpful, the most up to date information will always be found in the Library Catalog.

Current issues of U.S. and Wisconsin newspapers are also available in the Journalism Reading Room, 2130 Vilas Hall.

Current and historical newspapers are also available at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.

Back Issues of Local/Madison Newspapers

Wisconsin Historical Society Library has complete holdings of the Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal, and the Isthmus.

University Archives and Microform Media Center have complete holdings of the Badger Herald and the Daily Cardinal.

To find location, search the Library Catalog.

Search Local Newspapers

Click on Newspapers in Madison Public Library's catalog to search for citations to general articles and birth,death, and marriage announcements in area newspapers.

On this Page

This page provides links to licensed newspaper databases that include current and back issues of local and Madison newspapers. 

Also here are links to the Web sites for current and sometimes back issues. 

There is also a Local Newspapers Search from Madison Public Library for finding newspaper article citations.

In addition, the page features current local news feeds from the Wisconsin State Journal.

To search for newspaper titles in the libraries' collections, use Find It or the Library Catalog box on this page.

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Current Periodicals & Newspaper Room

The Current Periodicals and Newspaper Room is Room 240 of Memorial Library (Where is it?).

Current issues of U.S. and Canadian newspapers and international newspapers are available there. Issues of U.S. and Canadian newspapers are generally kept for only one week, and issues of international newspapers are generally kept for only 3 months.

Staff are available to provide assistance during Memorial Library hours.