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Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (IDNC)
When you search the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections, you are searching a small number of historically significant Illinois newspapers which have been digitized from all extant issues available at the time of digitization. With a few exceptions, there are no issues in the IDNC beyond 1922. For more information, see our page on Help Searching the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections.
Illinois Newspaper Directory
When you search the Illinois Newspaper Directory (formerly called the Illinois Newspaper Project Database), you are searching bibliographic records that describe extant Illinois newspapers and holdings records with information on where researchers can find copies of those newspapers. Each holding record includes a list of which issues exactly are held by each institution and a link to contact information for the holding institution. For more information, see our page on Help Searching the Illinois Newspaper Directory.
When you search the Illinois Newspaper Project Blog, you are searching blog entries posted on the INP website.