Newspaper Finding Aids

TIARA February 2008
Sharon Sergeant

Historical Newspaper Uses and Access

Finding Aids and Metadata

Early Ireland Printers and Newspapers

1866 - 30 newspapers in Dublin; 74 in the provinces - Belfast 11, Waterford 7, Cork 4, Limerick 4, Wexford 4, Sligo 4, Londonderry 4, Drogheda 3, Enniskillen 3, Dundalk 3, and two each in Armagh, Boyle, Carlow, Castlebar, Clonmel, Ennis, Enniscorthy, Galway, Kilkenny, Nenagh, Omagh, Roscommon, Tralee, Tuam; and one each in Athlone, Ballena, Ballenasloe, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Ballyshannon, Bray, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cashel, Cavan, Colerain, Downpatrick, Gorey, Kells, Kilrush, Longford, Lurgan, Maryboro, Mohill, Monaghan, Mullingar, Naas, Newry, Parsonstown, Porterdown, Rosecrea, Skibbereen, Tullamore and Wicklow.

Early Ireland Printers and Newspapers

Masthead titles in order of frequency of use: Journal, Chronicle, Gazette, News, Herald, Reporter, Express, Constitution, Standard, Independent, News Letter, Advertiser, Free Press, Whig, Post, Sentinel, Telegraph, Examiner, Watchman, Mail, Star, Banner, Circular, Press, Argus, Conservative, Democrat, Press, Vindicator, Correspondent, Moderator, Eagle, Champion, Patriot, Citizen, Eagle.
Publication frequency: Daily 6; Weekly - Saturday 47, Friday 8, Thursday 9, Wednesday 2, Tuesday 2, Monday 1; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 5; Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2; Wednesday, Saturday 16; Tuesday, Friday 3; Monday, Thursday 2.

Ireland Newspapers

US Newspaper Resources

Finding Aids and Resource Cross-Referencing

Newspapers Outside the Region can be Finding Aids

Sample Online Digital Newspaper Resource Comparisons

Additional Resources

Additional resources, courtesy of Henry Scannell, Curator of Microtext and Newspapers at the Boston Public Library