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Featuring ProQuest Historical Newspapers



Whether it’s witnessing Babe Ruth’s history-making homerun or grimacing at the 1986 explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle, ProQuest Historical Newspapers cannot physically time travel, but it will give you a front-row seat to events like these from an “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” standpoint. The database draws from “The Christian Science Monitor”, “The New York Times”, “The Washington Post” and “The Tennessean” to appeal to the history buff living in all of us. ProQuest Historical Newspapers can be accessed by clicking the “Find Databases” button on the library’s home page, going to the letter “P” at the top of the page, choosing ProQuest Historical Newspapers from the list and going to the link beside the resource home prompt. Upon finding the main page, there are options to do basic and advanced searches as well as searches for publications. Coverage dates as well as subject coverage are included and within the article, patrons can choose to narrow results by creating a range of publication years or limiting the publication titles or document type. Articles can be sorted by relevance or by order of date. Once an article is pulled up, the patron can either look at the abstract or the full text as a PDF and he or she also has the option to get a citation, email the article, print or save.

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