This guide will provide you with resources and strategies to support assignments in Dr. Shreiber's course, focused on the history and practice of journalism media in the United States. Need help? Contact Jen Bonnet at Fogler Library!
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Includes numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.; advertisements and illustrations included.
Early American Newspapers
More than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states.
Growing collection of historical newspaper pages from 1836-1922.
New York Times Archives (1851-4 years ago)
The Historical New York Times (1851 to 4 years ago) offers searchable full text, with full page and article images (PDF). This resource includes articles, reviews, advertisements, comics, photos, maps and graphics, editorials, letters, and obituaries.
Full-text, keyword-searchable database of issues of more than 3,000 U.S. and international newspapers from the 1800s to the late 20th century. Date coverage varies by title.
Searchable full-text access to more than 75,000 books, pamphlets, government documents, and broadsides published from 1639 to 1819. For those looking at news, broadsides may be of particular interest (often used for ads, news, proclamations, or notifications of events).
In addition to finding images in historical newspapers, you might want to consult news magazines. Below is a selection of options. Find more by searching for serials in URSUS.
Subject terms are similar to tags, and have been created by the Library of Congress to describe certain aspects of a topic (e.g., the gist of a book) or type of material.
If you enter your topic as a keyword in URSUS's advanced search, you can add subject terms that will specify a type of primary material related to that topic. For example, if you are researching the civil rights movement, you might enter “African Americans” [as a keyword], “civil rights” [as a keyword], and “speeches, addresses, etc.” [as a subject].
You can also add date ranges (e.g., 19th century) and geographic regions as subject terms to focus in on the time period or area of interest: e.g., biography AND “19th century” AND "United States."
Sample Subject Terms for URSUS
Press -- United States -- History
Mass media -- United States -- History
Reporters and reporting -- United States -- History
American newspapers -- History
Civil rights movements -- Press coverage -- United States
Journalism -- United States -- History
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