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Virginia newspapers and local news sources

If you require a newspaper article, and we have no access to it (online, in print, or in microforms), you can request the article through interlibrary loan. To make that request, you will need a complete citation, including date and page number(s). Most local papers have no index (online or in print), making finding a citation difficult.

The most comprehensive source of Virginia newspapers is Access World News, which currently lists almost 200 publications with both current and historical access.

Try searching a news database or the newspaper's online archive for the citation. (Some newspaper allow searching their archive even when accessing the full-text article requires payment. Simply use the citation from your search results to fill in your ILL request.)

Virginia newspapers online

Newspaper Index (Local Newspapers)

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Newspaper Index (Local Newspapers)

Full-text index of local newspapers. Covers Virginia Tech, Southwest Virginia and the New River Valley, from the Roanoke Times and World News (Jan 1, 1992-Feb 28, 1997), the News Messenger (1963 to June 1998), The Collegiate Times (1970 to June 1998), the Virginia Tech Spectrum (Fall 1994-Spring 2005).  

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restricted resource Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. Use Off Campus Sign In if not on the campus network.
licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access Resource is licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access. Use Alumni Library Portal Sign In to access.
freely accessible database Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
mobile interface Mobile interface available, see description for link.
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get VText Resource provides Get VText links to access full text.
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get VText Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.