This tutorial will show you where to find old newspaper articles online.
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Step # 1 -- Accessing a Newspaper Archive
For this tutorial, we will be using the Google newspaper archive. Go to "http://news.google.com/newspapers". When you reach this page, you will see a list of newspapers in alphabetical order.
Step # 2 -- Locating a Specific Magazine and Issue
For this tutorial, we have randomly chosen to search for the April 21st, 1922 edition of the California Oil Worker. At the top of the page, beneath the buttons "Search Archive" and "Search the Web," you will find a group of letters that run from A to Y. Click on the letter "C."
Step # 3 -- Finding a Magazine in Alphabetical Order
You will now be on a page which shows all the newspapers which begin with the letter C. If you look at the top, to the right of "The-Calhoun-Liberty Journal" and beneath "Calhoun Times," you will see the newspaper "California Oil Worker." Click on the blue link.
Step # 4 -- Quickly Narrowing Down Your Search
You're now on the California Oil Worker page. Look at the bottom of the page, and you will see the April 21st, 1922 edition. Click on the newspaper image to be taken to a page where you can read the newspaper. This simple tool is great for showing you where to find old newspaper articles.