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HST 110: Remembering War and Disaster (Fall 2017): Newspapers

Search Tips

To improve your results when searching for newspaper articles on a particular topic, try the following:

  • Limit your search by publication date - there is almost always a feature that allows you to search within a specific publication date range on the database advanced search page
  • Remember to use terms and phrases that would likely have been used at the time that these articles were written. For example, World War I was often referred to as "the great war" during and immediately after its occurrence. 
  • If you're researching international events, remember that country names have changed significantly over time - for example, if you're researching war experiences in Russia, you may need to use the terms "Russia," "Soviet Union," or "Russian Federation," depending on the time period of your research.

Newspaper Collections


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Sarah Klimek
U.S. History Librarian
(517) 884-7435
Michigan State University