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Newswriting and Reporting: The Birmingham News

Research basics for the Newswriting and Reporting I and II courses in the UAB Department of Communication Studies

The Birmingham News in Sterne Library

Issues of The Birmingham News are available in Sterne Library at the following locations:

  • Current day's issue: Ask at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor
  • Last 3 months: Newspaper collection, 2nd floor
  • 1895-2008 (on microfilm): Sterne Reference Storage (ask at Reference Desk to retrieve microfilm)

The Birmingham News at al.com

Full text of selected articles from the The Birmingham News (published on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday) is available on al.com.

Indexes to The Birmingham News

  1. Search this index and note the date of articles of interest.
  2. Find the article in print or on microfilm in Sterne Library.

Otherwise, full text of articles are available in NewsLibrary.com for a fee.


An index to The Birmingham News from 1978-1993 is available on microfiche in Sterne Library Reference Storage (ask at Reference Desk for access to the microfiche).

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