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Searching the Library's Gaston Gazette Microfilm Index

Gaston Gazette Microfilm Index

This index covers The Gaston Gazette microfilms from 1998 - 2020 located in Main Library's Reference area.
KEEP CHECKING BACK! New entries added daily.

NOTE: Names are given as printed in the source. Check for variants!

Search Hints

  • Headline/Subject -- allows keyword search of the text, including names.
  • Search results are limited to 500 -- use date limits to avoid an "over 500 results" message.
  • Use murders - Gastonia (plural) to include the headline/subject of murder in Gastonia (singular.)
  • Sports photos and captions are rarely indexed.


You must use the SEARCH button to retrieve results


Using the ScanPro 1100 Microfilm Viewer at Main Library

ScanPro 1100 microfilm reader

The ScanPro 1100 microfilm reader can view, print, and/or scan to a USB drive:

  • 35 mm roll microfilm (Gaston Gazette newspapers from 1998 - 2016 +)
  • 16 mm roll microfilm
  • positive microfiche
  • negative microfiche

Please see Reference Desk Staff to log into microfilm reader.

  • Select microfilm type on computer
  • Load microfilm as instructed on machine
  • Advance using onscreen buttons to begin search
  • Resize green dotted box to frame selected article
  • In Output tab above image select Print or Save
  • Rewind microfilm using onscreen buttons, and return to Reference Staff
Printing: 10¢ per page. Please pay in cash at the Reference Desk.
USB drives also available for purchase: $6.00 each.

The Gaston Gazette Online

It is possible to search recent editions and read articles online; use the search box located in the upper right corner.
Complete online access requires a paid subscription. Go to:

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