Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find current or historic advertisements?
Some of our article databases include full text of newspapers or magazines including the advertisements.
- New York Times Archive offers page images of all pages from 1851 through 2005, including ads, and all are searchable; you can limit by "document type" to "display ad."
- Vogue Archive from 1893 to present
- PressDisplay (includes current newspapers from the last 90 days from around the globe)
- Advertisements are generally part of our print, microfilm and microfiche collections. If you want to see the ads in a specific publication for a specific time period, search the library catalog to see which years are available and which library location.
- Ad*Access from Duke University Libraries
- The Advertising Archives from Britain
- Finding Advertising Online
- Advertising Repositories
- Individual print ads can often be found with Google Images search
- Specific TV ads can often be found by searching YouTube