NDNP Podcast 3 – How Do I Browse?

NDNP Podcast 3 – How Do I Browse?


In this podcast, I’m going to show you how to browse. Let’s begin to browse by clicking on the All Digitized Newspapers tab located above the blue banner. Browsing is a great way to get an idea of what can be found on the website. Now, if you click on the link that reads Show All Digitized Papers in the upper left corner of the box that appeared, you’ll notice that the newspapers are organized alphabetically
by state. This page also displays the Newspaper title, location and years of publication, a link to Browse Issues of that newspaper title in a calendar view, a column that tells you how many Issues of that title are digitized, links to the Earliest and Latest Issues
digitally available and a link to more information about the newspaper. If you click on the All Digitized Newspapers tab again, you’ll notice that you can filter the newspapers by State, Ethnicity or Language by clicking on the dropdown boxes. Let’s choose to view all newspapers from
Ohio. if one wanted to Browse Issues of a specific title, one could click on the
Calendar Icon which would give you a calendar view and links to issues of that
title that are digitally available. This is an easy way to see how often the
paper was published. You can choose the year you want to view
by clicking on the dropdown box on the left side of the page. There’s also a link to show all front pages which is another great way to browse
issues. Let’s go back to list of all Ohio newspapers. Notice the links to the earliest and
latest issues digitally available. If we click
on the earliest issue you’ll notice thumbnail images all the
pages from that issue. There’s also a link located above the
thumbnails that will allow you to view the next issue or the previous issue. Finally if we return the list of all Ohio newspapers one more time and click on either the title in the newspaper for
the yes link in the more information column, a page that displays basic information
about the newspaper appears. Not only does this page display
information about place of publication and date of publication, but it displays a historical sketch
about the newspaper. You also find links to browse issues by
calendar view, a link to all front pages and links
to the first issue and last issue digitally available. This page
is from the newspaper directory. Remember the newspaper directory not
only has information about digitized newspapers but also contains information about lots of
other newspapers published in the United States. Chronicling America has another great
feature that makes browsing easy. It is called Recommended Topics
which has information about people, events and fads of the time. This is
another great way to explore the site if you don’t have a specific search
topic in mind. Let’s go back to the home page by clicking on Chronicling America. On the left side of the page you’ll
notice the link to Recommend Topics. This page displays a list of guides that
show you topics that were widely covered during that time periods highlighted by digitized newspaper pages. Let’s choose Ping-Pong Craze. For each topic, the site gives you important dates, suggested search terms and
strategies, as well as links to sample articles
about the topic. And that concludes our podcast about browsing. Check out our other podcasts for more
information about Chronicling America.

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