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  1. NewsBank, inc. Presents How to Search America’s Newspapers This presentation automatically runs as a slide show. Click here to skip introduction.

  2. You can search a specific newspaper... Click here to skip introduction.

  3. You can search by state... Click here to skip introduction.

  4. Or you can search across hundreds of sources from the entire United States… This tutorial details several effective search techniques and display tools available in America’s Newspapers. It also offers tips to help you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Click here to skip introduction.

  5. Select sources by Location, Source Type or the Source List Use the built-in connectors and Add/Remove rows on the search form Research a topic or issue View Results by Year/Month, Location, Source, and Source Type Browse a specific newspaper by date Search for a specific name Get immediate results on important topics from Special Reports You will learn how to: • Click on a specific topic to go to it directly, or simply click outside the topics to continue the slideshow.

  6. Select sources by Location, Source Type or the Source List • For perspectives on topics, people, issues and events, use the source selection tabs and the map to expand or narrow your search • Narrow your search from the entire U.S to specific states and regions • Click a state on the map to see a list of all sources from that state • Choose specific sources by name from the Source List tab • Use the Source Types tab to choose what kinds of sources to include in your search Click here to return to menu slide

  7. Search all sources across the country or check the boxes for the states you want to search. Select a whole region with a single click. Click the name of a state in the list or its image on the map to get a list of all available sources from that state. Click here to return to menu slide

  8. In this example, we clicked on Texas on the map. Notice the switch to the Source List tab to display the list of all available sources from Texas. Check the boxes for the specific sources you want to search or click on the title to choose a single source. Leave the boxes unchecked to search all sources. Click here to return to menu slide

  9. Here, we have clicked on The Dallas Morning News to select a single source. To expand your search back up to the entire country, click on the “United States” link in the breadcrumb trail. Tip: For the greatest possible number of search results, search the entire U.S. You can easily narrow your displayed results after you run your search. Click here to return to menu slide

  10. You can also use the Source Types tab to choose the types of sources that you want to include in your search. Check or uncheck the boxes to include or exclude a specific Source Type. You can also use your Shortcuts for one-click access to commonly searched sources. Note: The Sources and Shortcuts available to you will depend on your library’s subscription and account setup. Click here to return to menu slide

  11. Use the built-in connectors and Add/Remove rows on the search form • With the flexible search form, you can: • Use the drop-down list of basic connectors and, or, not to connect your search terms • Add up to five extra rows of search boxes to enter more search terms, field your terms separately and include special limiters such as date and word count • Simplify the search form by removing rows of search boxes when you no longer need them Click here to return to menu slide

  12. Your search form will typically have two rows of search boxes and one connector drop-down list. Chooseand, or, not from the connector drop-down list to connect your search terms. Use the Add Row button to add extra rows to the search form for more complex searches. Click here to return to menu slide

  13. Here is a sample search with two extra rows on the search form to allow for multiple search terms and specific limiters. This search will find articles with either “global warming” or “climate change” in the Headline field, appearing within the past 6 months, and greater than 500 words in length. When you are ready to simplify the search form again, use the Remove Row button to remove the extra rows. Tip: You can sort your results by Newest First, Best Matches First or Oldest First either before or after you search. Click here to return to menu slide

  14. Research a topic or issue For example, you can research: • Terrorism • Diversity on campus • Ethnicity • National healthcare • The Nobel Prize • Global warming • Immigration • U.S. housing / sub-prime loans • Social Security • AIDS Click here to return to menu slide

  15. In this example, search the entire United States. Type a search term(s) for an issue, topic or event. In this example, we use terrorism. Choose a date range from the Date field drop-down menu. For example, the past 12 months. Click here to return to menu slide

  16. In another example, we’ll run a search with fielded terms. Type your first search term into the first text-edit box and choose the Headline field from the drop-down list. Choose the Lead/First Paragraph field from the second drop-down list, and type your terms into the second text-edit box. Tip: Use quotation marks to find an exact phrase, as in “global warming.” Click here to return to menu slide

  17. If you want a different perspective, try searching a content module. For example, search Access Newswires & Transcripts (if your library subscribes to them). Narrow your search to specific sources by checking the box(es) to the left of the title(s). Or choose a single source by clicking on its title. Click here to return to menu slide

  18. View Results by Year/Month, Location, Source and Source Type • Perform a basic search, then display your results by: • Year/Month • Location • Source • Source Type Click here to return to menu slide

  19. To perform a broad search, type your search terms into the text-edit boxes. For example, immigration and “border control.” Click “Search” to get your results list. Click here to return to menu slide

  20. If there are too many hits, you can quickly and easily narrow your search results without having to modify your search. Use the “View Results” tools on the left side of your results list to see the results from a specific Year, Location, Source and Source Type. Let’s refine our displayed results to Newspaper sources only. Click here to return to menu slide

  21. Your display automatically refreshes to show only those articles that come from Newspaper sources. Let’s further refine our display to view the results from a specific location. Click on Arizonato view the results from that state. Tip: Use the “View X More” links to see all available choices for each View Results category. Click here to return to menu slide

  22. Your display changes automatically to reflect all of your “View Results” selections so far, in this case Newspapers and Arizona. Let’s further narrow the displayed results to a specific year – 2004. Click here to return to menu slide

  23. Again, your display will refresh to reflect your new selection, in this case 2004. With only a few clicks, we have narrowed our results from close to 7,000 hits to a much more focused group of Newspaper articles from Arizonathat were published in 2004. Click here to return to menu slide

  24. You can continue to narrow your displayed results by Month and Source if you wish… … or, use the drop-down list and the breadcrumb trail links to change the set of results that you are displaying and move back up through your complete results set. Click here to return to menu slide

  25. Browse a specific newspaper by date • For example: • You have a citation for an article from your local paper about the factors behind the collapse of subprime lending • Your local paper is the Miami Herald • You know that the article was published on February 24, 2008 • Note: The sources available to you will depend on your NewsBank subscription. Click here to return to menu slide

  26. First, use the Locations and/or Source List tabs to select the newspaper you want to browse, the Miami Herald. Since the date the article was published appears in the Recent Issues list, you can simply click on the date that you want. Click here to return to menu slide

  27. Clicking on the date takes you to that day’s issue, organized alphabetically by section and headline. Tip: Browse features are available only if a single newspaper is selected. Click here to return to menu slide

  28. Scroll through the headlines and click on the article that you want. Click here to return to menu slide

  29. Use the Previous, Next, and Back to Issue links to move from article to article or to go back to the complete list of articles for the date you are browsing. Tip: Use the Quick Links to browse other articles from the same page, section or date. Click here to return to menu slide

  30. At the issue level, you can move to the Previous date or the Next date by clicking their links. Use the Date list link to get a list of all available dates for the month you are currently displaying. Or type any date that you wish to browse in the Enter a Date box and click Go. Tip: Click the United States link in the breadcrumb trail at the top of your display window to get back to the U.S. map. Click here to return to menu slide

  31. Search for a specific name • For example, find articles that mention George Ritzer, a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland and the author of “The McDonaldization of Society.” • Change your results display to show Keyword-in-Context • Re-sort your results without re-executing your search Click here to return to menu slide

  32. Search all sources in the U.S. for George ADJ2 Ritzer. Tip: Use the ADJ2 proximity connector to allow for a middle name or middle initial in the author’s name, ensuring retrieval of all occurrences of your subject’s name. Click here to return to menu slide

  33. The search yields a highly focused group of articles – all of which contain the name George Ritzer. Click here to return to menu slide

  34. Use the Keyword-in-Context article preview at the bottom of the results page to see how your search terms appeared within the context of the articles. You can also change the number of results per page (10, 25 or 50) and jump to specific pages within your results set. Click here to return to menu slide

  35. Re-sort your results automatically without re-running your search. Click on the Oldest First link at the top of the results page to see the oldest articles at the top of your results list. Click here to return to menu slide

  36. Get immediate results on important topics in Special Reports • Updated regularly, NewsBank’s Special Reports are collections of up-to-date and retrospective information on people, issues and events of current interest. With useful, one-click access to articles, images, websites and more, Special Reports covers topics such as: • People in the news • School and College Safety and Security Issues • Black History • And much more Click here to return to menu slide

  37. To access Special Reports, hover over the Other NewsBank Products link in the upper-right corner of your window. Choose Special Reports from the drop-down list. Click here to return to menu slide

  38. Then click on the Special Report(s) of interest to you. Note the variety of topics and frequency of updates. Click here to return to menu slide

  39. America’s Newspapersthe definitive newspaper archive • We hope this tutorial has helped you understand some of the techniques and strategies for successful research. • Remember to: • Select appropriate sources to search • Define your search terms • Use the View Results and sorting tools after you search to narrow and focus your displayed results Click here to return to menu slide