Chronicling America Resources

  • Chronicling America “how-to” – Tutorial produced by the US Caribbean & Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project coordinator.
  • Chronicling America Guide: Searching African American Newspapers – guide that provides search tips for conducting text-searches in Chronicling America for African American newspaper titles. Can be modified for other ethnic press content currently available in ChronAm.
  • Using ChronAm: Historical Vocabulary – Watch this video to learn more about historical vocabulary and why it is important to use it while searching Chronicling America and other digital newspaper resources. Produced by Ohio History, published on YouTube.
  • Race & Ethnicity Keyword Thesaurus for Chronicling America – A resource created by ChronAm partners that looks at language evolving over time and hopes to offer explanations of search terms in relation to race and ethnicity.
  • Using ChronAm: Using Online Translation Tools – Watch this video to learn some tips for working with online translation tools in order to access the information contained in foreign-language newspapers on Chronicling America. You may also find this video helpful if you’re working with other foreign-language printed materials. Produced by Ohio History, published on YouTube.
  • In the Field: National Digital Newspaper Program – The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). It is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital 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. Produced by NEH, published on YouTube.

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Library Guides

Historical Resources

Genealogical Resources