New Libraries database: 19th Century US newspapers
With the help of a new Libraries database, researchers can now follow news from two centuries ago as it unfolded in the daily papers.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a full-text database of American newspapers published between 1800 and 1900. Keyword search allows users to search through the full-text of five hundred titles published in all regions of the country, in both urban and rural communities, throughout the century. Advanced search allows you to limit your search by, among other options, author, title, date and locality, as well as by type of material, such as maps, cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor. The complete content of each issue is available, including advertisements, serialized fiction and book reviews. Articles or full-page images may be printed, emailed, or saved in PDF format.
Posted July 10, 2008