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Digital Microfilm (Includes New York Times (2008-present),
Wall Street Journal(2008-present), and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2009-present),
for the last few years
articles from 143 US and international newspapers. This database is updated daily
full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world.
Online catalog (http://pilot.passhe.edu:8001/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local) Includes location information for all tangible and many electronic books, journals, government documents and other materials.
I-search (http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=s3915756&groupid=main&profile=eds) this discovery tool searches tangible and most electronic content available through 90 of IUP Libraries 250 databases. To find books and ebooks limit results to books and ebooks).
ebrary (http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/indianaunithe industry's largest and most affordable e-book subscription database includes titles that are not searchable through the online catalog or I-Search
America: History and Life America: History & Life with Full Text (http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=31h) is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history
JSTOR (http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/) Online archives of over 500 journals in African-American Studies and History
Academic Search Complete (http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=a9h) comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals on many topics.
Access Newspaper Archive http://navigator-iup.passhe.edu/login?url=http://access.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx
Access NewspaperARCHIVE contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. It is your gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online including the Indiana Gazette and other Pennsylvania newspapers.
Historic New York Times http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/hnpnewyorktimes/advanced?accountid=11652 offers full-text and full-image articles for newspapers dating back to the 19th century. The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files.
Historic Pittsburgh Courier http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/hnppittsburghcourier/advanced?accountid=11652 1911-2002. As one of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community
For additional databases that include newspaper sources, go to the IUP Libraries databases page (https://libraryguides.lib.iup.edu/az.php/) and do a keyword search under “newspaper.”
Advice from Helpful Tips for Researching in Chronicling America http://library.sc.edu/blogs/newspaper/2011/07/21/ helpfultipsforresearchingchroniclingamerica/
Search newspaper pages to retrieve article level information on:
particular people, proper names, family names, and businesses
particular cities, towns, and communities
specific historical events and general news of the time
illustrations, advertisements, cartoons, and photos
and a vast array of topics like social issues, war, crime, technology and progress, education, labor, fashion, material culture, community history, etc.
When selecting search terms remember to:
use historically used terms rather than the modern terms used today, such as the Great War instead of World War One as it is called today
try variations on spelling
enter words in order they are most likely to occur
Google News Archive.
an extension Google News, providing free access to scanned archives of newspapers and links to other newspaper archives on the web, both free and paid.
Tips on Searching Google News Archive
Search-Tips-For-Google-News-Archive.htm). This article provides useful tips on doing successful searches in Google News Archive.