When searching historical newspapers remember to
The ProQuest Historical Newspapers database provides online access to the historical archives of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Individual articles, ads, etc. can be displayed as well as the context of an entire page of the newspaper. As past years are archived, the years covered are expanded.
Each archived collection of the New York Times (Historical) or the Washington Post (Historical) can be searched independently or through a combined search process. A combined search process is completed by using the CHANGE in blue top header and scrolling to select both ProQuest historical newspapers. However, these historical newspaper databases cannot be combined with other non-historical databases.
NOTE: Selecting these databases will default to the basic search screen. Limits to a basic search are done using features to the right of the results list of a search. Another option is to set the search limits concurrent with the search by using the advanced search option.
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