Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spotlight on the Internet - Vermont Historical Newspapers

Speaking of historical newspapers (see previous post)..... The Library of Congress provides free access to hundreds of digitized U.S. newspapers through it's website Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers.

The UVM Libraries was awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)  to support the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. As a result of this grant, the first batch of  VT newspapers is available on this website.
This is only the beginning-- staff working on this project will be adding tens of thousands more historical Vermont newspaper pages from titles all around the state. Right now, the collection at this website (covering the mid-19th century) is a complement to the VT historical newspapers available through our subscription database, America's Historical Newspapers.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) - Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe

The library has added two more titles to our stable of  Full-text Historical Newspapers:
  • Los Angeles Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers), 1881-1987. This west coast counterpart to the New York Times provides the  full-text newspaper (articles, reviews, letters, obituaries, cartoons, display ads, etc.). It will serve as a rich source of research for documenting the Hollywood film and television industry, back to the beginnings.
  • Boston Globe (Proquest Historical Newspapers), 1872-1979. Provides the  full-text newspaper (articles, reviews, letters, obituaries, cartoons, display ads, etc.). This is a wonderful source for New England regional news as well as keeping track of the Boston Red Sox - the triumphs and the heartbreaks (like losing the 1967 World Series).
Access these resources from the Library website:
Don't forget about our other historical newspapers, which are also listed in the two subject guides:

America's Historical Newspapers
Full-text collection that includes hundreds of American newspapers published between 1690 and 1922. Search or browse early American newspapers including titles from all 50 present states.
Nineteenth Century British Newspapers
Collection of national and regional British newspapers from the collections at the British Library. Articles are presented as images of originals and can be viewed individually or in page context.
New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
Full-text of the New York Times since 1851 (excludes the most recent four years). Search or browse full-page images of the paper.