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Newsbank Historical Newspapers contains detailed images of America's historic newspapers, 1690-2000. Especially useful includes the clustered topics on the front page, which are split up by era. 

Tips for Analyzing a Newspaper - audio/textual clips of Barbara Clark Smith, Curator of Social History at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. 


Suggested Reading

Fascinated by early newspapers? You might want to browse these books that provide a historical overview and greater context for the role and state of journalism, especially during the colonial period. 

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The Compact History of the American Newspaper

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American Journalism - Frank Luther Mott


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Citation Tips

Sample Book Review Citation (Chicago Manual of Style): 

Kamp, David. “Deconstructing Dinner.” Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. New York Times, April 23, 2006, Sunday Book Review. 

Sample Early Newspaper Article Citation (CMS): 

New York Gazette. “The following Piece, on the Subject of Theatrical Entertainments, is Recommended to the Serious.” December 7, 1761. NewsBank: America’s Historical Newspapers.

See the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide for other common citations. 


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Off Campus?

If you are using library databases from off-campus, find the passwords here.

Share your finds!

Found websites or museum collections that are helpful in deciphering newspapers? or on your specific topic? Share them here, so that your classmates and future students can use them too. 


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