Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chronicling America: Newspapers online

The US is catching up to Australia in providing newspapers online. Chronicling America is a website maintained by the Library of Congress and provides free access to information about hsitoric American newspapers and select digitised newspaper pages from 1836 to 1922. It is produced by the Ntional Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NSNP, a partneship between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long term effort to develop an internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitisation of hsitoric pages. Supported by the NEH, this rich digitial resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of congress. an NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually , all U.S. states and territories.

With similarites to our National Library's trove website, you can spend hours finding all inds of data. Search terms are highlighted on the webpage, and type is easily manipulated for readability.

Certainly worth a look!

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