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ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers

Posted by Megan on March 15, 2011

Doing serious newspaper research? ICON just might be able to help.

The International Coalition on Newspapers’ database is a freely index of bibliographic information for more than 25,000 international newspaper titles that are held by its member institutions.

The index includes some of the earliest newspapers published up to the present time. This information can be very useful for the task of simply identifying the titles of papers published in particular countries. Further, the database often includes information about major North American collections that hold the newspaper. In addition, the records often note if any or all of the publication has been digitized.

While this is not a full-text archive, it can be very helpful as a first step in identifying publication titles, dates, and possible means of access.

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