Nevada Newspapers On Microfilm

A list of over 800 Nevada newspapers available on microfilm including every mining camp and city in the state.

HINT: A good way to start browsing may be to go to the Nevada Newspapers by City list and find the city you are interested in. Under each city the newspapers are listed chronologically by date so that it is easy to access the newspaper for the time period appropriate for your research.

What information you will find in this database

Newspaper titles

All bolded headings in the database are titles. When the title changes for more than 6 months, the title will be listed under its masthead title (paper's actual name on page one), and it will be located appropriately in the collection.

Data ranges the library owns

The Library has field indicates the Libraries' holdings for the specific title. If the dates are separated by commas (i.e. 1928, 1935, 1942), it indicates only those dates; and if hyphenated (i.e. 1928 - 1942) it indicates through dates listed. If the entry states 1981- date, it indicates that this newspaper is a current microfilm subscription.

Additional information field

The field below Library has is an additional information field. This field includes missing (Msg.) dates from the collection only if three consecutive months are missing. This field can contain box title information. Box title refers to the title the entry is filed under in the collection. If no dates appear after box title, the entire holdings are filed under the box title in the collection. When dates follow the box title, only those specific dates can be found under that title in the collection. Included in this field is anything unusual that may be of interest pertaining to the paper's content.

Location of microforms in the library

Newspapers on microfilm are located on the second floor between the Graduate Commons and the tutoring area in white tagged cabinets. Nevada newspapers are arranged alphabetically by title under the generic call number of AN2 .A1.

Additional historical newspapers in the library

The Special Collections Department has various paper issues of Nevada Newspapers. View the list of newspapers in Special Collections.

Bibliography of Nevada Newspapers

The book The Newspapers of Nevada : A History and Bibliography 1854 - 1979 by Richard Lingenfelter and Karen Rix Gash may provide useful historical background information. There is a copy in the Special Collections Department under call number Z6952.N49 L56 1984.


Available Nevada newspaper indexes and digitized copies

In addition to searching for newspapers on microform, here is a list of other newspaper indexes and digitized newspapers.

Las Vegas Newspapers

  • 3/30/1929 - 12/31/1996. Searchable page images for the Las Vegas Review Journal in Access Nevada.
  • 9/29/1996 - present. Full-text articles (no images) for the Las Vegas Review Journal in Access Nevada.
  • 12/2/1990 - 12/31/2012. Full-text articles for the Las Vegas Review Journal in ProQuest US Newsstream.
  • 1996 - present. Full-text articles for the Las Vegas Sun, 2/19/96 -current in Access Nevada. Also includes scattered issues from 1973-1995 and a single issue from 1957. 
  • 1983 - 1990 Citations only microfiche index available at UNLV Library to Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun.
  • 1972 - 1982 Citations only to Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun available in NNI Nevada Newspaper Index on UNLV Library microfilm scanning computers. Instructions on how to use.

There are no indexes available for 9/1968 - 1971 for the Las Vegas Review Journal and no indexes for the Las Vegas Sun for 1950-1971. The Review Journal index can be used to cross-reference Las Vegas Sun articles for 1950 - 8/1968.

Other Nevada Newspapers

Instructions on how to use the Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun Index database (1972 - 1982).

  • Note: this database is only accessible from within the library. It is loaded on the microfilm computer stations.

This index will also give citations to articles for 1991 - 1996.

  1. From the desktop, find the NNI Nevada Newspaper Index icon.
  2. Select Newspaper below Databases at the top left side of the screen.
  3. Go to View on the toolbar and select tree and profile.
  4. De-select viewer. Select the binoculars from the toolbar.
  5. Go to Settings and make sure rank search results is check marked, word setting is set to exact and Boolean operator to use between fields is set to "and".
  6. Then select Documents Contents and type in search terms. You are searching a list of index terms, so personal names or topics are good choices.
  7. Press the search button at the bottom of the screen. When an entry is highlighted, the full citation will display at the bottom of the page. 
  8. The index entry will display the title of the article, subject, title of the newspaper, date, section (if applicable), and page.
  9. Please write down information needed as opposed to printing. This database prints only one citation per sheet of paper and the print is extremely small.

Titles of Nevada newspapers covered in the index:

TitleDatesCities
+Las Vegas Sun1972 - 1982; 1991 - 96Las Vegas
+Las Vegas Review Journal*1972 - 1982; 1991 - 96Las Vegas
Boulder City News1991 - 1996Boulder City
Henderson Home News1991 - 1996Henderson
Reno Gazette Journal1991 - 1996Reno
Daily Sparks Tribune1991 - 1996Sparks
Nevada Appeal1991 - 1996Carson City
Elko Daily Free Press1991 - 1996Elko
Elko Daily Times1991 - 1996Elko
Fernley Leader - Dayton Courier1991 - 1996Fernley
Humboldt Sun1991 - 1996Winnemucca
Mason Valley News1991 - 1996Yerington
Lovelock Review Miner1991 - 1996Lovelock
Lincoln County Record1991 - 1996Pioche
Mineral County Independent - News1991 - 1996Hawthorne
Record Courier1991 - 1996Gardnerville
Lahontan Valley News / Fallon Eagle Standard1991 - 1996Fallon
Los Angeles Times (various articles about Nevada)1991 - 1996

+Note: for Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun for 1983 - 1990, use microfiche index located at the Research & Information counter

*features only the combined weekend editions of the Las Vegas Review Journal for 1991 - 1996.

U.S. Newspapers

View a list of U.S. newspapers available on microfilm.

  • Primarily contains U.S. west with some national, colonial, and specialty newspapers

International Newspapers

View a list of international newspapers available on microfilm.

  • Microforms grouped by country listing date ranges owned by the library

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