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History Research - Bridge Program - Graziano: Primary Resources

Guide to locating primary and secondary sources for historical research.

New York Times - Online [First Choice]

New York Times 1851 - present


Limit your search by year(s) and perhaps by title (Document title - TI).  



You may want to limit your search to articles or editorials.





 You can either print off the article (the "print" option in this database works best) or download the article as a PDF.


WARNING - do not save the web address (URL) as the web address will NOT work when you return to your school.


Find Older Books with OneSearch (Rod Library Catalog)

Older Magazines in the Rod Library



Newspaper Archive [Second Choice]

Newspaper Archive

Digital archive of small town newspapers.



Choose "Search" to access "Advanced Search".



Advanced Search will allow you to limit your search by date and by location (state).




You may download pages from newspapers for your project by either right-clicking on the page your viewing - or by clicking on the gray bar at the top of the pageand then clicking on the download icon.


Terms of use:  "You (or "your" defined by your status as an adult user and/or parent or guardian for any minor which you allow to use the Service) may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any amount of material from this site including, but not limited to, all documents, images, written material, code and software. You may download Content from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices and keep any and all Content intact." --- Newspaper Archive

JSTOR - Scholarly Articles from 1830 - present


LexisNexis - News from 1980 - Today

Newspapers - The Microfilm Solution


Microfilm allows you to browse the entire issues of a newspaper.  Knowing the exact or approximate date of an event is essential.  Using the Large-Monitor microfilm reader helps you to locate articles on your topic and then crop, enhance, download, and print your article.  Des Moines Register, and the Waterloo Courier are just a few of the newspapers available on microfilm.  

You are ALWAYS welcome to ask a librarian for help with the microfilm and the scanners.

When you're done with the microfilm, return it to the box, and put the box on top of the gray filing cabinets.