Through an intuitive, timeline-based interface, your school library can now enjoy Web-based access to the same newspapers that provided essential information to towns and cities across America for hundreds of years. America's Historical Newspapers enables students and teachers to easily search and browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 to 1922, including titles from all 50 present states.
Broad coverage of U.S. history
Newspapers provide a concise record of the knowledge, opinions and beliefs of people from a specific time and place. Through America's Historical Newspapers, students and teachers can explore virtually every aspect of American history, culture and daily life from the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I and much more. In addition to regional weeklies and big-city dailies, this extensive resource also features African American and Native American newspapers, foreign language papers and titles of unique historical importance. It includes fully searchable news stories, illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and other articles exactly as they appeared in print.
Complements textbooks and supports curriculum standards
America's Historical Newspapers fosters primary source research skills and offers a variety of perspectives to help students think critically and track trends, issues and events. By offering original documents free from after-the-fact commentary or interpretation, America's Historical Newspapers complements textbooks in the study of social studies, English, the arts, science and other subjects. It’s also aligned to state educational standards, allowing teachers to easily find documents that are directly related to the curriculum.
Timeline-based searching for fast, convenient results
The timeline-based interface available in America’s Historical Newspapers was created to support the needs of teachers, librarians and students at every level. Divided into ten key eras in U.S. history—from Colonial times to World War I—the timeline further categorizes information as Government, Military and Political Events; Social and Cultural Issues; and Discoveries, Inventions and Firsts. Additionally, for each issue or event, a useful overview and links to carefully selected primary source articles are provided. Every article is then identified as a pro/con piece, speech, first-hand account, battle report, etc to help users better utilize information for classroom and homework assignments, lesson plans and more.