19th Century U.S. Newspaper, one of our most extensive and well used databases has updated their website! As its name suggests, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a massive repository of newspapers from all areas of the United States from the 19th century. All of these newspapers are completely searchable. And the new website makes searching easier!
The main page contains a single search field. There are options to search newspaper text or
keywords associated with the articles and to limit your search by date of
publication. We recommend navigating to the Advanced Search page for more
On the Advanced Search page you can search for multiple terms at once by
adding each new term into a search field. As on the main page you can
limit the search by date of publication. You can also limit the search by
article type (obituaries, news articles, business news, etc.), location, and
publication title. You can either type the publication title or location
you wish to search into the search field or browse the available titles and
locations in the 19th Century U.S. Newspapers database. A new option is
the ability to turn on Fuzzy Search, which searches the database for words with
a similar spelling to your search terms, allowing you to see spelling variations
or possible misspellings of the search term.
From the search results page you can narrow down
your results by article type and date of publication. You can also search
for a new term within the results of the original.
We've updated our instructions on using 19th Century U.S. Newspapers to
reflect the changes. These instructions can be viewed under the Helpful
Guides area of the Newspapers category on the Godfrey Scholar.
If you are interested in checking out 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, it is
available in our digital library to Premium level Godfrey Scholars. Sign
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