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Overview

ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ - Extra! Edition is a valuable addition to the complete run of key national newspapers via a new user-friendly graphical interface. Extra! Edition delivers all the search options of the traditional ProQuest® interface, plus editorial content aligned to commonly-accessed articles. These features actively help users quickly locate and access relevant historical newspaper documents. So, researchers spend more time using content, and less time finding it.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Extra! Edition offers full-text and full-image articles for newspapers dating back to the 18th century. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, every issue of each title includes the complete paper—cover-to-cover—with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.

That means researchers can use the database to find not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Extra! Edition features the following titles:

International Newspapers:

Black Newspapers:

Additional Features included in Extra! Edition 

The graphical Flash search interface offers the features and flexibility to accommodate users at any level of expertise. It delivers all the search options of the traditional interface—plus provides editorial content aligned to commonly accessed articles and classroom and homework activities. Highlights include:

  • Timeline Topic Browse covers 25 major history topics with articles on nearly 1,000 related key events. The articles are hand-selected based on their ability to educate students about the events as they happened and add historical analysis, where appropriate.
  • What Happened On allows users to see what made the news on a date of importance or personal interest, such as birthdays.
  • Famous Dead People provides the published memorial and articles of 500 of the most-studied and popular persons of the past 150 years. 
  • This Day in History showcases a high-impact newspaper front page for each day of the year—designed to immediately engage students in the use of historical documents through famous events.

Traditional Interface

The traditional ProQuest search interface offers the powerful search and index capabilities you’ve come to expect from ProQuest. Researchers can search using keyword or Boolean queries, and can further target relevant results by date, author, article type, and more. Or, they can browse by publication date and issue. Users can also view, print, or email any article. For more information, visit the ProQuest Historical Newspapers web page.

  • Content Type: Abstract and Index, Full Text, Full Image
  • COUNTER compliant: Yes
  • Athens enabled: Yes
  • OpenURL Enabled: Yes

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