November 14, 2008

Newspapers at the Alloway Library

The Alloway Library has recently added a page outlining our newspaper resources. While we have a small collection of print newspapers available for reading in the library, most of our newspapers are available only online. Finding which database has newspapers, which newspapers they have, and how far back full-text access goes can be difficult, so we've created a page that lists which newspapers we have and how to access them.

Most researchers are looking for current news stories, but occasionally, someone wants examples of advertising from old newspapers. Most of the electronic newspapers contain only the text of the articles; however, increasingly we can find digital images of old newspapers that include all of the advertisements -- both commercial and classified. The new page has suggestions for finding this type of material, much of which is located on the Web.

Check back periodically for updates to the page.

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