When was the last time you sat down and picked up a newspaper to get your daily scoop of current events? With the proliferation of social media and easy internet access today, we can get up-to-the-minute developments on global and local issues. The world is at our fingertips. But think of a time before cell phones and the Internet. People waited every morning for the daily newspaper to see what was going on in the world.
The New York Times is a mainstay of documenting the United States and beyond, from society to politics and more. UTC Library now has access to “ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index,” a compendium of every article printed in the New York Times from 1851 to 3 years ago. It also includes articles from the New York Times Magazine and Book Review.
A basic search can get you started with your research by scouring the full text of each article. The advanced search option allows you to search by subject, company name, people, or location. Once you’re in a specific article, click “browse this issue” on the right margin to view a digital replica of that day’s paper (including advertisements!).
This database will take you back in time to gain a historical perspective on various global and national issues.