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NJ Newspapers Online

Access World News
Access to 95 more recent New Jersey newspapers including: the Jersey Journal 1999- ; the Press of Atlantic City 1988- ; the (Bergen) Record 1985- ; the (Newark) Star-Ledger 1989- ; and the (Trenton) Times 1993- .Rutgers-restricted Access
ProQuest Recent Newspapers: U.S. Northeast Collection
Includes the New Brunswick Home News Tribune (January 17, 2010 - ); the Camden Courier-Post (January 1, 2011 -); and the Asbury Park Press (January 1, 2012 - ). Rutgers-restricted Access
Courier Post
The Courier Post, which covers Camden and the broader South Jersey area, from 1950 to the present. Rutgers-restricted Access

Digitized and (Mostly) Searchable Newspapers

Atlantic County Digitized Newspapers
Among others, includes South Jersey Republican 1863-1923; the Mays Landing Record 1877-1906; the Atlantic County Record 1908-1917; and the South Jersey Star 1917-1923
The Bayonne Herald
1869-1915. [Hudson County].
Camden Democrat
1859-1908. [Camden County]
Cranbury Press
1886-2020 [Middlesex County]
Cranford Chronicle
1894-2005 [Union County]
Daily True American
Trenton, 1880-1908. Trenton True American. 1908-1912. Evening True American. 1912-1913. [Mercer County].
Elizabeth Daily Journal
1872-1937. [Union County]
Franklin Township Newspaper Archives
Includes The Record [1948-1958]; the Franklin News [1954-1958]; and the Franklin News-Record[1958-1998] [Somerset County]
Lakewood Citizen
November 1900-January 1924 [Ocean County]
Lakewood Daily Times
July 1926-January 1927. [Ocean County]
Lakewood Times and Journal
November 1871-January 1927 [Ocean County]
Matawan Journal 1870-1973; and the Matawan Independent
1972-2000 [Monmouth County]
The The Millburn Township Historical Archives
Include The Budget [1886]; and The Item of Millburn and Short Hills [1873-74; 1889-1891; 1908; 1930-2009]. [Essex County]
New Jersey Courier
December 1852-December 1922. [Ocean County]
The Newark News
The Newark Public Library is in the process of digitizing the Newark News, New Jersey's primary newspaper for much of the twentieth century. Currently, September 1883 to March 1927 is available for browsing or searching. [Essex County]
Newark Sunday Call
June 1881 to July 1883. [Essex County]
Newspaper Archives of New Brunswick
New Brunswick Daily Times 1871-1916; and the Daily Home News 1887, 1889, 1903-August 1930 [scattered issues]. [Middlesex County]
Ocean City Public Library Newspaper Archives
April 1893 to August 1993, includes issues from the: Cape May County Gazette, Daily Reporter, Ocean City Sentinel, The Daily Sentinel, News, et al, Ocean City Daily Reporter, Ocean City Ledger, Ocean City Sentinel Ledger. One issue a month digitized. The Sentinel Ledger is available September 1993-February 1998; Ocean City Sentinel March 1998-December 2011. [Due to copyright restrictions, these are no longer available remotely and can only be accessed within the Ocean City Free Public Library.]
Ocean County Review
1915-1922 [Ocean County]
Historical Society of Ocean Grove newspaper collection
Ocean Grove Times, 1875-2004, plus selected issues of the Asbury Park Press and Asbury Park Journal late 1800s and early 1900s.
Red Bank Register Archive
The Red Bank Register, 1878-1964, and the Daily Register, 1964-1991. [Monmouth County]
The Rockaway Township Library
has digitized The Iron Era [Dover, Morris County] from 1872 to 1905, and The Rockaway Record [Rockaway, Morris County] from 1900 (scattered issues back to 1890) to 1935.
Scotch-Plains-Fanwood Times
(weekly) 1959-2008; and the Union County Local Source [weekly] 2008-present.
South Amboy Citizen
July 2, 1910 through December 29, 2000. [Middlesex County]
Tuckerton Beacon.
Only 1917 to 1922 available for remote use; online access to 1917 to 1987 available at all Ocean County library locations. [Ocean County]
Westfield Historical Newspapers
Westfield Leader 1907-2019; Westfield Record Press 1990-2007; and the Union County Standard 1891-1915. [Union County]
Woodbridge Township Historic Newspapers
Among others, includes Carteret Press 1925-1965; Fords Beacon 1936-1961; Independent Leader 1940-1965; Woodbridge Independent 1919-1939; and the Woodbridge Leader 1931-1934. [Middlesex County]

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