UNC’s libraries receive over one hundred current North Carolina, national, and international newspapers in paper or microform, as well as many more electronically.
In Davis (Main) Library
, current newspapers, as well as other periodicals including journals and magazines, are housed in the J. Charles Morrow III Periodicals Reading Room. This area is located immediately to your right as you enter the library. Current issues of the most popular titles are shelved in the Newspaper Browsing Area, located to your left when entering the Periodicals Reading Room. The other titles are shelved in the area across from the Browsing Area. Shelf labels indicate title and retention information. These newspapers are retained for a limited period. Many are replaced with a permanent microform copy, housed in either the Davis Microforms Collection
or the North Carolina Collection.
The North Carolina Collection
houses many North Carolina newspapers, although the most current issues of the major newspapers are held in Davis. The NCC retains older issues as well as the microfilm for most North Carolina newspapers.
The House Undergraduate Library
holds a selection of major national and North Carolina newspapers for one week in the Reserve Reading Room.
The Park Library
subscribes to many North Carolina newspapers and major national papers.
The Currently Received Newspapers Database
is a resource for locating current print and microform newspapers held in Davis Library, House Undergraduate Library, the North Carolina Collection, and Park Library. Using the search page
, you will be able to find these newspapers by publication location (city, state, or country), language, or library location. The database also contains information about the retention and routing schedules for all currently received newspapers.
Electronic versions of many newspapers can be found in the news section of the Article Databases and More
page and the newspaper section of the E-Journal Finder
. More information on news research can be found in these guides
For more help with news research, please contact Davis Library Research and Instructional Services
For questions about current newspapers or the Currently Received Newspapers Database, please contact Serials Cataloging & Binding at (919)962-2050.
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This page was last updated Friday, November 02, 2012.