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State and City Information and Statistics

Contains links to free online resources for finding statistics and other data about U.S. cities and states, library database suggestions, and tips for finding local news sources.

Searching for Local Newspapers on the Web

Whether the community you're researching has or doesn't have a newspaper will depend on different variables.

A simple Google search that uses terms such as the name of the town, the name of the state and local newspaper will probably yield links to one or more newspaper websites.

Here are two examples:

To find other online news for a city, try using Google News Search with your own keywords.

You can also look at Wikipedia's List of U.S. Newspapers by State and Territory to find (incomplete) lists of published, defunct, and foreign language newspapers. Once you have the title of a publication, try searching for it online or contact local libraries to see if they have archived digital copies.

Other Web Search Strategies for Local Resources

Many communities have Chambers of Commerce or tourism resources.

Try searching for the city and state name and the words chamber of commerce or the city and state name and the word tourism or attractions or sports or recreation.

Here are two examples:

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