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About Elephind.com

The goal of Elephind.com is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place. We aren’t there yet, but we are adding more newspapers every day.

With Elephind.com it is now possible for family historians, genealogists, and researchers to search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe. Elephind.com is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the Elephind.com search result that interests you you'll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.

Many of the smaller newspaper sites are not well known and may be difficult to find with the usual search engines but are searchable from Elephind.com.

We're continuing to add more newspapers to Elephind.com, so if at first you can't find what you're looking for, please check back later. Or you can add your name to our mailing list, and we'll email you when a new collection is added.

Here at DL Consulting we've been involved with lots of newspaper digitization projects for customers like Cornell, Princeton, the National Libraries of New Zealand and Singapore, and many others. If you have any comments or suggestions about this site, or if you know of other free online newspaper collections which you'd like to see added to Elephind.com, please contact us.

Elephind.com Statistics
Sources Titles Newspapers Items Earliest Latest
Trove [National Library of Australia] 681 1,303,275 117,749,878 5 March 1803 1 November 2007
Chronicling America [US Library of Congress] 1,060 908,612 6,846,382 5 January 1836 31 December 1922
The Portal to Texas History 670 171,068 1,448,932 25 September 1829 1 August 2013
California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside] 39 61,302 6,366,305 15 August 1846 15 October 2012
Library of Virginia 67 55,858 385,724 27 May 1809 1 December 1999
Pennsylvania State University 85 54,949 4,265,084 28 February 1831 7 December 2010
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC) 8 22,914 810,613 10 November 1831 30 December 1922
Columbia University 1 15,022 604,357 1 October 1900 12 December 2011
Indiana Digital Historic Newspaper Program (Indiana State Library) 40 14,216 95,457 4 January 1840 30 June 1922
Cambridge Public Library, Massachusetts 4 6,346 725,702 7 May 1846 29 December 1923
Door County Library 12 6,234 46,329 22 March 1862 13 February 1925
University of Missouri School of Journalism [Missouri Digital Heritage] 1 5,594 891,773 14 September 1908 31 December 1985
Boston College 2 4,111 290,757 1 December 1888 6 May 2010
Singapore National Library Board 13 3,395 3,395 20 January 1831 13 May 1933
University of Richmond 1 2,619 127,038 25 November 1914 21 April 2011
University of California, San Francisco 1 1,466 57,698 1 April 1957 30 May 2013
Kent State University 2 1,247 42,425 25 September 1959 5 December 1969
Upper Hutt City Library 1 1,061 55,726 6 January 1939 23 December 1964
Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand] 3 94 2,400 1 November 1870 17 December 1925
2,691 2,639,383 140,815,975 5 March 1803 1 August 2013
Veridian Software

Veridian is software that makes it easy to search, view and interact with digitized newspaper collections on the internet.

Veridian was designed specifically to organize large digitized newspaper collections and make them easily accessible to anyone online. Many, but not all, of the source collections that are searchable from Elephind.com are Veridian-based collections.

Elephind.com uses the same search functionality built for Veridian software so search results are fast, accurate, and relevant. Elephind.com is hosted entirely "in the cloud", as are many Veridian-based collections.

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