Alaska Newspapers

Rasmuson Library subscribes to 33 current newspapers from Alaska and northwestern Canada. We have over 5700 reels of Alaska newspaper microfilm, representing more than 500 different newspapers.

Finding Alaska Newspapers in Rasmuson Library

To find the call number of a specific newspaper:

  1. In the Library Catalog, using the Title limiter, type the name of the newspaper in the search box. If you know the exact title, put the title in quotation marks.
  2. Click Search.

Example: a search for Nome Nugget will lead you to current paper copies, microfilm backfiles, and variant titles such as Nome Daily Nugget.

Example search for Nome Daily Nugget

To find the call number of newspapers from a specific town:

  1. In the Library Catalog, using the All Fields limiter, type name of the town plus the item format. The format is usually Newspapers but sometimes it can be Periodicals, so try searching for both.
  2. Click Search.

    Example search for Sitka Newspaper

  3. If necessary, use the Subject limiter on the left to limit your search.
    To use the limiter, check the desired box and then click Include.
    Make sure to click the Include button after selecting a limiter


This page was last modified on May 21, 2018