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Search I-Share @ Morris Library, the library's catalog
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The library has microfilm copies of many local, regional, and national newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries.
You can use I-Share to look up particular newspapers by title; this will tell you which volumes Morris Library has in our collections.
Newspaper microfilms are stored on the 3rd floor, near the 3rd floor Help Desk, and they are alphabetized by the name of the city in which the newspaper was published. The reason that they are kept in this order is because newspapers changed names frequently, but each newspaper usually remained in the same city. An example: the Herrin Spokesman would be shelved under Herrin, IL, because that is the city it was published in.
Don't hesitate to ask at the 3rd floor Help Desk if you need assistance locating newspaper microfilm or using the microfilm machines!
A subsection of the Daily Egyptian student newspaper, containing articles relating to ethnic and racial diversity, has been digitized and made available online:
What is a Primary Source?
This differs from a secondary source, which interprets or analyzes historical events, and can be recorded or created anywhere from days to centuries later.
You may find primary sources in a number of different formats and locations: