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HISP 320: Material Culture: Searching Newspapers

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Many newspapers allow users to search their back issues on the web, usually by keyword, phrase, or name (years of indexing coverage varies from paper to paper). Some newspapers permit researchers to obtain the last two or three weeks' worth of articles at no cost, while others charge for every story, no matter how recent. Although users can usually browse and obtain article citations at no cost, most papers charge for each article that is displayed, printed, or downloaded. Each newspaper has its own search engine, so be sure to read the help screens to learn the correct syntax.

 

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