18 August 2009

Florida Digital Newspaper Library

There is a collection of old Florida newspapers that we can search and read on our own computer screens and even print out what we find.

Scott Black brought this website to my attention.

The Florida Digital Newspaper Library «www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/?c=fdnl1&m=hhh» is just a click away.

There are hundreds of newspapers here and there is a search engine. The problem is the collections are incomplete and the search engine has difficult read the text in the images.

If you know something happened in a specific area on a specific date, now you can look for a newspaper in that area that the collection has issues covering that date. Plus you can do it from your home computer or worse the local library's computer.

CHALLENGE TO SOCIETY MEMBERS FROM OTHER STATES: Where are the collections in the other states? Please share! Send it as a comment so others will know.


  1. This is great, thanks Scott and Tom.

  2. Tom,
    Illinois has newspapers online also. http://www.library.illinois.edu/dnc/