No assignment this week.
Come with keywords for your topics. We will be practicing searching in newspaper databases.
Part I: Searching in the Historical New York Times (ProQuest database)
Part II: Searching for Alternative Newspapers (mixed databases)
Did the results sound different?
When you search in newspaper databases, it's important to keep in mind that there isn't a way to search by subject (or "about" a topic). Instead, you have to think about what words/language would be used in a newspaper article title and/or article text for that time period.
This means that you may well come across language that is uncomfortable or even offensive. History can be very ugly.
It is important that we understand that these words are part of history.
It is also important that we understand the potential of these words to be upsetting or offensive today.
Please be mindful of how you use this language, and be respectful when using it.
All of these historical newspaper databases are ProQuest products, meaning that searching will work the same way in all of them (so, once you've tried searching in the New York Times one in class, you'll be familiar with how to start searching in any of these databases).
For more information about GSU's newspaper holdings, see the Historical Newspapers research guide.
James P. Danky, ed., African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography is a good starting point for identifying titles of historical African-American periodicals.
GSU library databases which index a range of alternative newspapers and periodicals.