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New York Times Historical Video Tutorial

New York Times Historical from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.

This video tutorial will show you how to access historical newspaper articles from the library database New York Times Historical.

To access library database, click the gray Databases button on the library website.

New York Times Historical is listed alphabetically on the A-Z Databases page, or under the Newspapers subject category. This database allows you to search through The New York Times newspaper from 1851 to a few years ago. To access this database, click its title.

To log in, your username is your SF ID number On the next screen, enter your college password.

The default screen is the Advanced Search screen. You may type in desired search terms to locate articles that match. You may also limit to a specific date or date range. Remember that important events are typically published the following day.

Below the search box is an option to limit to a certain type of document, such as a classified ad, article, front page article, editorial, obituary, etc.

Search results will show the article title or headline in blue. To see more information about an article, including a scanned PDF, you may click its title.

The PDF of the article will be the default, in the Full text – PDF tab. You may also choose the Page view – PDF tab to see the article within the entire page. At the top right of the page, there are a set of icons with options to Download PDF and Cite, Email, or Print the article.

The generated citations allow you to choose from a variety of citation styles. Keep in mind that generated citations are rarely 100% correct, especially with capitalization. You can also choose to Browse this issue.

The Browse this issue option displays an image of the entire issue of the newspaper. Hover over a section to see the headline or title, and click to read the full article.

You may also browse a specific issue from the main search page by leaving the search terms blank and choosing a date for On this date.

This concludes the video tutorial on using New York Times Historical. If you have any further questions please contact a librarian:

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