Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project

Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project


Hello everyone, thank you for tuning in to our
brief Chronicling America tutorial. Before we begin, we’d like to give you some
background information about the Florida and
Puerto Rico digital newspaper project. This project is formed from a partnership
between the University of Florida Smathers
Libraries and the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
library system, representing Florida and Puerto Rico’s involvement in the National Digital Newspaper Program. The National Endowment for the Humanities, in
collaboration with the Library of Congress,
developed this national project as a long-term effort to provide free access to
historical newspapers published in the US and
its’ territories. All newspapers digitized for NDNP are
uploaded to the digital newspaper resource
Chronicling America. Chronicling America, or ChronAm for short, is
very user friendly and includes historic
American newspapers from 1836 to 1922. Our favorite way to browse content is using the
Advanced Search. Here, one can search newspapers by specific
state, title, date, language, and even perform
multiple key word searching. For example, we can select Florida, all
newspapers, and enter “war Florida” in to the
“with any” search box. We’ll then hit Search. Notice how search terms are highlighted in red.
You can then click on a specific search result. Some other features include zooming. You can
zoom in and out by using the mouse scroll
wheel Some other features include zooming. You can
zoom in and out by using the mouse scroll
wheel or by clicking on the plus or minus signs on the
top left of the result. You can click on the toggle button to show the
full screen of the page. You can click on the toggle button to show the
full screen of the page. You can click on all pages to see all the pages
for this specific issue. You can click on Text or PDF to download files
in these formats. Click on about underneath the article title to see
the catalog record and an essay providing a
description about the newspaper. Again, thanks for tuning in. Please also check out our social media
accounts and feel free to email us if you have
any questions.

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