JOUR 4981 Journalism Writing Requirement

This course teaches the process of researching and writing the senior paper in order to meet the Fulbright College research paper requirement.

Journalism Selector

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Molly Boyd
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(479) 575-2962

Historical Newspapers - Research Strategies

There are two different strategies for working with historical newspapers:

Locating articles on specific topics

For this technique you will need:

  • a digital version of a paper
    see these lists of historical newspapers available to campus or freely available to all
  • an index to a specific paper
  • the patience to browse through a paper in a specific time period.

Locating entire papers from specific places or time periods

For this technique you will need:

  • to search OneSearch for a place and keyword "newspaper" together
    example: chicago newspapers
  • to consult directories or catalogs of papers.
    Once you identify papers of interest, you can look them up under journal title in OneSearch or request them on Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad), You can then browse them for local news and events.

Historical Newspapers Online - UofA Only

The following resources are listed in roughly chronological order, from oldest to most recent.

Historical Newspapers Online - Free to All

Times of London backfiles

The Libraries now have access to the backfiles of The Times of London, 1785-2008, including a fully searchable archive of this major world newspaper, with both page images and search text transcription. Use Advanced Search to limit your search to type of article (advertising, editorial, business news), or to announcements concerning persons (births, deaths, marriages), or to articles with illustrations.