Tulane University Libraries provides access to a broad range of historical and contemporary local, national, and international newspapers.

Using the Collections

A close-up shot of the folded edges of a stack of newspapers. The folded edges cut diagonally across the image.Tulane Libraries' extensive digital newspaper collection may be accessed via a number of dedicated newspaper databases. Resources to aid in identifying which newspaper database is best suited to your research need may be found under Tips and Tools on the right side of the screen.

A small collection of physical newspapers is maintained in the common study space on the 6th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and may be read in the library.

Additional historical newspapers are available to researchers in the microforms collection. These papers are typically not available via online resources.

About the Collections

Tulane Libraries has digital subscriptions to an international selection of historical and contemporary newspapers. The Tulane research and learning community may access digital editions of last week's Gambit Weekly and the 1837 edition of The Times Picayune. Access to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Le Monde, El Pais, Times London are also available along side access to The Detroit Free Press and the Chicago Tribune among a multitude of others. Databases with international scope include Access World News and Latin American Newsstand.

Newspapers that have never been made available digitally may also be found in the microforms collection.

Center for Research Libraries

Tulane Libraries is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a global resources network with extensive holdings of rare newspapers on both digital platforms and microfilm. You can request newspapers on microfilm from the CRL catalog via Interlibrary Loan and consult the microfilm in TU Libraries' Media Services department when it arrives. Please allow for 1-2 weeks for your request. 

Latin American & Caribbean Newspapers

The Latin American Library holds 785 rare newspaper titles in its special collections, as well as 216 newspaper titles from c. 1940's to the present in the Tulane Libraries offsite storage facility. Email for more information.