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19th & 20th Century Newspapers   Tags: history, newspapers  

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Newsbank Historical Newspapers contains detailed images of America's historic newspapers, 1690-2000. Especially useful are 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. 


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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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