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Finding Older Information : Print Resources

This guide will help students find older information both in the Gingrich library and on the web.

Quick Tips

  • Searching cataLION is more like Google, with the best matches appearing on the first pages.

  • For a simple search use title words, an author's name, or keywords describing your topic.

  • "Less is More!" Avoid using "a" "an"  & "the"

  • cataLION automatically truncates both left and right. Example: typing in rain will find both rainfall and brain.

  • Log into your cataLION account to place holds, create lists of books, see what you have checked out and if you owe any fines.

  • Use the cataLION advanced search to limit your results to particular types of materials

Older Newspapers in the Gingrich Library

The following older newspapers are available in the Gingrich Library on microfilm.

  • New York Times 1851-present
  • Reading Eagle 1868-present
  • Reading Times 1858-2002
  • Berks & Schuylkill Journal 1816-1910
  • The Hamburg 1902-1989
  • The Miner’s Journal (Pottsville, Pa) 1872-1879
  • Reading Adler 1885-1912
  • Reading Gazette 1840-1849
  • Reading Gazette & Democrat 1850-1873
  • Reading Press 1889-1893
  • Schuylkill Telegram Nov. 25-Dec. 23, 1893
  • Spirit of Berks 1877-1881

Print Resources

To find books and AV materials at Albright, use cataLION.

You can search by author, title, or subject. Two types of searching are keyword and browsing. Try several types of search. The results will be different.

If you cannot locate what you need in cataLION, try these other catalogs to find materials in other libraries, which you can be obtained through interlibrary loan.


In cataLION it is possible to narrow your search to only find items from prior to 1900. Go to the advanced search option in Catalion. In the publication date range type in the date you are looking for.

If you use the ( -) sign before the year ex. -1900 catalion will bring up everything published during or before 1900.

If you use the ( -) sign after 1900 ex. 1900- catalion will bring up everything published after 1900.

cataLION search

To find a book or AV material, enter your search here:

  • To perform a more comprehensive search, use the cataLION advanced search option.
  • Log in to be able to see what you checked out, place holds and create saved lists.

Hard Copy Newspapers

The Gingrich Library also has hard bound copies of Benjamin Franklin's “Pennsylvania Gazette” (1728-1789) located on the third floor on the periodical shelves.


The databases listed below provide access to materials that are pre 1900. JSTOR enables you to look as far back as 1800 on certain topics!

ARTstor allows you to see art created pre 1900.