Answered By: Library Services Desk
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2017     Views: 453


McKeldin Library’s Periodicals Room has recent copies of 71 American, foreign, and special interest newspapers; including: 

  • The Diamondback
  • The New York Times
  • USA Today
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • The Washington Times


Papers are kept for a period of a week to a month and then either removed from the Periodicals Room until the microfilm arrives, or discarded. If you are unsure where a particular date of the newspaper you are looking for might be, ask at the Library Services Desk for assistance. Newspapers do not circulate and must stay within the Periodicals Room.

Hornbake Library maintains a collection of local Maryland newspaper in the Maryland Room.

To find out if we have the newspaper you’re looking for, go to the Libraries' homepage. Type the title of the newspaper into the WorldCat UMD search box in the middle of the page and click the Search button. If you do not see the result you were expecting, you can try limiting your search by the format "Newspaper."  To do this, click on "See All" under the Top 6 Formats on the left side of the screen. Then scroll down to find the category “Newspaper," and check that box.  This will limit your search results to just newspapers.

Many newspapers also have online editions. Check WorldCat UMD for online access or try the paper’s official website. To see if a local paper is online, check the Maryland Room Reference Links guide.


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