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Minneapolis
  • Star Tribune (access via LexisNexis)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/5542
    Full text 1991-Date
    Access to certain freelance articles and other features such as photographs and classified ads are not be available.
  • Star Tribune (access via ProQuest Digital Microfilm)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16741
    A digital reproduction of the Star Tribune from 2008-present. Like microfilm, there is a lag time of several months before issues are available. Access via Proquest Digital Microfilm is for browsing only, not for searching.
  • Star Tribune & Minneapolis Tribune Microfilm Collection
    The Wilson Library Newspaper Room has an extensive collection of Minneapolis daily newspapers from 1867-present. There are also some indexes available to newspapers:

    1891-1928. Minneapolis Journal Index--Wilson Rare Books Folio AI21 .M52x
    1940-1945. Minneapolis Tribune Index--Wilson Reference quarto AI21 .M54
    1964-1970. Minneapolis Star & Tribune Index--Wilson Reference AI21 .M53
  • Minneapolis Newspaper Index
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/newspapers
    Search indexes created for the Minnesota Daily (1900-1922, 1963-1977), Minneapolis Tribune (1940-1945, 1950-1954) and Minneapolis Star (1964-1970).
  • Minneapolis Journal
    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/#Minnesota
    Available from Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers:
    Minneapolis journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939
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St. Paul
  • St. Paul Daily Globe
    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/#Minnesota
    Available from Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers:
    Daily globe (St. Paul, Minn.) 1878-1896
    St. Paul daily globe. 1884-1896
    St. Paul Globe 1896-1905
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
    Wilson Library microfilm 1849-current
    Index:
    • Prior to 1967. Card Index & Clipping files. Location: St. Paul Public Library, Downtown St. Paul. Covers all St. Paul newspapers. Phone: (651) 266-7000.
    • 1967 - 1980. St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press. Cumulative Index. Location: Wilson Reference Microfiche 7. Fiche 1-7: Subject cards. Fiche 8-30: Name cards.
    • 1967 - 1996. Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch Index. Location: Wilson Reference Quarto AI21 .S793 S27. Only includes articles about Minnesota with emphasis on the Twin Cities metropolitan area. National and international news is included only when Minnesota or Minnesotans are involved.
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Twin Cities
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journals
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16519
    Search full text or browse PDF archives of issues in the American City Business Journals. This databases includes rankings of local companies and organizations in the annual Book of Lists.
  • MinnPost
    http://www.minnpost.com/
    Non-profit publisher of online news and analysis by professional journalists about the Twin Cities. The site features video and audio as well as written stories, commentary, and comments from readers
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Other Minnesota Newspapers
  • Minnesota Historical Society Newspaper Collections
    http://www.mnhs.org/collections/newspapers/index.htm
    The Minnesota Historical Society has a large collection of newspapers published in the state. This includes items like local advertisers, old ethnic group newspapers, etc.
  • Duluth News Tribune
    http://tc.liblink.umn.edu/sfx_local?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=infofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fsfxit.com%3Aazlist&sfx.ignor
    Available full text in LexisNexis 1996-date.
    A search box appears with criteria added for searching this title. Use the "Add Section Search" options to type keywords, then select where you wish to search (BODY, HEADLINE, etc.)

    Wilson Library Microfilm: 1978-1982, 1987-1993
    Index: Duluth Herald and News-Tribune Index 1978-1995-Wilson Quarto AI21. D84 D84 1989
  • Regional Newspapers at the Sevareid Journalism Library
    The Sevareid Journalism library in Murphy Hall collects local Minnesota community newspapers. Only the past month is currently kept. See the Journalism Library Hours
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Directories and Guides
  • Minnesota Newspapers
    http://www.refdesk.com/mn.html
    Lists of all the Minnesota newspapers with online editions.
    • Minnesota Newspaper Websites
      http://www.mnnews.com/webs.html
      A list of newspapers for suburban. Twin Cities metro, community, and non-metro locations
  • Minnesota Newspaper Association
    http://mna.org/newspaper-directory/
    The MNA creates maps of Minnesota cities that have daily, weekly and suburban newspapers in the state of Minnesota.
  • News Directory
    http://www.newsdirectory.com/
    Formerly known as Ecola Newsstand, this site strives to provide a comprehensive guide to the world's "English-language media online." Currently over 8300 newspapers and magazines are listed, as well as more than 1,200 U.S. television broadcasters. Also offers a list of newspapers with searchable archives and links to all the organizations that provide breaking news.
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Additional Indexes and Bibliographies
  • Index To Minnesota Business Periodicals
    http://www.jjhill.org/research_online/index_to_mn_business_periodicals.cfm
    This database covers the time period of 2001 - 3rd Quarter 2008. It is an index of articles published in the Twin Cities Minnesota business press, created by the J.J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul. The Hill Library began to produce an index for internal use and has published an annual index of Minnesota business periodicals since 1977. The electronic back file begins in 2001, while earlier years are available in hard copy only.
      PUBLICATIONS INDEXED:
      MinnesotaBusiness
      Minnesota Real Estate Journal
      Minnesota Technology
      Profits Journal (ceased December 2003)
      Twin Cities Business (formerly Twin Cities Business Monthly)
      Ventures (ceased December 2001)
      The Business Journal (formerly CityBusiness)
      Upsize Minnesota
      Women's Business Minnesota (ceased January 2006)

  • MNMag: Minnesota Magazine Index
    http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/mnmag/
    MNMag is an index of articles on local and statewide politics, news, current events, history and the arts that appear in nine Minnesota magazines: City Pages, Hennepin History, Minneapolis And St. Paul Skyway News, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota History, Minnesota Monthly, Minnesota Law And Politics, Ramsey County History, and the Twin Cities Reader. Index from 1991-2005 by the staff in the History Department at the Minneapolis Public Library. It includes over 25,000 citations. No new citations have been added after 2005 but may be again at some time in the future.


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