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HST 597-697 Plagues & Pandemics: Newspaper Resources

Resources for the history of disease, especially epidemic disease, in western and world history.

Newspaper Articles

Springfield Newspaper Index-- is part of the Springfield-Greene County Public Library's Ozark News and Historical Index, which indexes Springfield newspapers (1867-2002) and provides selected topical indexing to regional periodicals primarily from the 1970s to 1990s.

 Newspaper Articles dated before 1980:  To find newspaper articles dated prior to 1980, you will need to use print newspaper indexes, which list newspaper articles organized by topic and year.  The following indexes are available in the Reference Department:

New York Times Ref AI21 .N45 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Ref AI21.S79 B44

Los Angeles Times  Ref AI21.L65 L67   

Chicago Tribune   Ref  AI21.C45 C47

 Washington Post  Ref AI21.W33 O54x 

To use an index, select the volume with the correct year and look up your topic.  Make a note of the newspaper title, year, date, page and section where your article is located.  Try looking for articles from different newspapers across the country for unique information and perspectives on the topic.   Remember the reference staff is available to assist you!


Newspaper Databases and Archives

Newpaper Indexes