Newspaper Class

Newspaper Class


Welcome to BadgerLink’s
newspaper class. And I’m going to
jump right in with sharing how to get to BadgerLink’s
newspaper resources. So this is the
BadgerLink home page. You can get to here by going to
BadgerLink.dpi.wi.gov. And then, scrolling down a little bit
on the page to our Get Started section, you see we have these different
categories where you can browse our resources by format,
subject, or audience. So under the Browse by Format,
we have a selection for newspapers. And this will get you a listing of
all of our newspaper resources. So all of the resources that have any
content that includes newspapers. So we have – actually, we have
six resources listed on this page. And this is because, like,
MasterFILE Premier and Newswires and Regional Business News
contain newspapers. But for more newspaper searches,
you’ll really only want to use one of these three. And those are Access
NewspaperARCHIVE, Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers,
and Newspaper Source Plus. So now, at this point, people are usually,
like, well, that’s nice, but I don’t know when to use which resource.
And, yeah, that’s a great question. [chuckles] So I’m going to go right in
and start talking about that. So Access NewspaperARCHIVE is
our historic newspaper resource. It has a lot of Wisconsin newspaper
content, but it also has national and international content.
And the coverage is primarily in English. So if you go to a newspaper
from a different country, it will be mostly
newspapers in English. Now, there are a few exceptions.
For instance, in the Wisconsin coverage, there are several newspapers that
were published in the early 19th century or the early 20th century
that were actually in German. And so we have some of
those newspapers as well. So mostly English with
a few exceptions. Something that’s really nice about
Access NewspaperARCHIVE is it is a cover-to-cover
newspaper resource. So you’re not just getting the articles.
You’re getting any of the advertisements or anything that
was printed in the newspaper. It’s the entire newspaper,
cover to cover. And you can also download
content in a PDF or a JPEG format. So I am – I’m making this little
chart here so you can see what sort of content is available.
So Access NewspaperARCHIVE has Wisconsin content
and also content from other states and also has
historic coverage. Next we have Archive of Wisconsin
Newspapers, which is provided by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
So that’s why their logo is WNA. And it provides more than
250 Wisconsin newspapers from 2005
to 90 days ago. Plus they have 22 historic Wisconsin
newspapers from the 18- and 1900s. So they have some
historic coverage, but mostly it’s this kind of
current-day 2005 to 90 days ago. And again, they have
cover-to-cover coverage. [chuckles] So you’re getting the entire newspaper
with any ads or anything that shows up in the pages. And you can download
the content in a PDF format. So we’ll go back to my chart here,
and it has Wisconsin content. And it has not really much historic
coverage, so I say no-slash-some. Because there is a
small collection of those 22 newspapers with
historic coverage. So the next resource
is Newspaper Source Plus. And this is
current national news. And the coverage varies.
There are some newspapers that are provided in cover-to-cover format, but
mostly it’s, like, staff articles and just articles here and there as the publisher
allows the content to be in this resource. Also, the newspapers in Newspaper
Source Plus are HTML full-text format, which means that you’re
not going to be getting images. You’re just getting the text.
You also won’t see the layout of the newspaper page.
It will just be the text of the article. I wanted to give you a
little idea of the Wisconsin content that is in this resource.
It is – there’s not a lot. So these are the newspapers
that we have access to that are Wisconsin-specific
in Newspaper Source Plus. And it’s not always continuous.
That means that, for example, the Janesville Gazette –
it may be 2004 to present, but there may be some missing days or
missing months somewhere in there. So there it is. And then also –
those are just the staff articles. So those would be the journalists that
are in Janesville writing articles rather than just every single article
that appears in the newspaper. Okay, here we are with my chart.
So is there Wisconsin content? Mostly, no. But there is some.
So I put that in there. And then, is there historic coverage?
And that’s no. So there may be five or 10 years, but mostly it’s
going to be very, very recent articles. Now I’m going to go
into some search examples. And for this portion, I am going to try
something new. And that is to do a poll. You should have gotten
a poll on your screen. Okay, and so this is
the search example. And this is an actual question that
I got from the Ask a Librarian form on our website. And that is, I’m
looking for articles on Eva Halliday. She was a student at the
Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in the early 1900s.
Which newspaper resource should I use? So go ahead and
cast your vote. And I’ll give you guys
a little bit to do your voting. So the winner is Access
NewspaperARCHIVE followed by Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.
And nobody took the bait and went for Newspaper Source Plus. So I am
going to go back to my PowerPoint now. Okay, so for this question, do we –
do we need Wisconsin-specific content? Yes. Do we need
historic content? Yes. So the two answers that people
gave are actually correct – Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers
or Access Newspaper ARCHIVE. Now, with Archive
of Wisconsin Newspapers, that historic content
is very limited. And in this case, the articles that I want
are actually not available in that resource. So the answer is
Access NewspaperARCHIVE. So good job to the five people
who got that one, and pretty good job, you know, to the – to the
other ones who answered. So now I’ll do a quick demo of
how to find this particular answer. So here is the Access
NewspaperARCHIVE home page. And we have a keyword search
at the very top of the page. And towards the
bottom here is a name search in which I’ve already
typed in Eva Halliday. And below that, there is a map,
so you can browse by location. But I’ll just go ahead and
show you this name search. So here are the search
results that I found. And because Eva has a
particularly uncommon name – there’s not a lot of
people with that name – most of the results here
actually are the Eva that I want. And in fact, this first article that
came up from the Marshfield Times is one of the ones
that I wanted. If I got a lot of results that
I didn’t want to sift through, you could either use that orange
button towards the top of the page – Revise your Search, or you could also
use the right-hand side of the screen to refine your search results by refining
by location or by date or by both. But since I have an article right up top,
I’m going to go ahead and click on that. And so this is where it takes you to.
This is the JPEG viewer. And I’m going to go full-screen,
and that can – that makes it easier to look at the articles. So I’m
going to go ahead and go full-screen. You’ll notice that there is
a little search box towards the right-hand
side of the page. And this is actually searching
for specific words on this page. And it automatically puts in
your search terms in this box. So it will highlight wherever those
search terms appear on the page. So we have a nice,
long write-up about Eva here. And you can clip the article.
So if you want to save it on your computer or, you know,
print it out or something, you can actually clip the article.
So I’ll show you how to do that. And this is nice because
then you don’t have, you know, the ad for Dr. Bell’s
Pine-Tar-Honey over there. Click on the scissors, and then it gives
you this option to select your content. You either have this rectangle, where
you can select the content, or the pen, where you put down the points of the
content that you want to highlight. So I went ahead and did the rectangle.
And so I’m highlighting this entire article. And then it asks you to tag
the clip and put it in a clipping folder. So this function is really most useful if
you create a NewspaperARCHIVE account. However, creating an
account to clip content is not required. However, to clip content,
you do have to put in these tags. But it just doesn’t really do anything.
So I just selected Celebrity and Clipping Folder, exclamation point,
and then you can click Clip. So then it gives you, this article
has been successfully clipped. And then you can select the Download.
And this is what it looks like after you download it, and you can see the JPEG
is kind of in the bottom of the browser. I was using Chrome, and so this is how
it looks in Chrome when you download something. In a different browser,
it may look slightly different. But you’ve essentially just
downloaded this clip to your browser. So in Chrome, you click on
the image, and then it comes up. So here is the
JPEG of my article. So that’s a quick look at
Access NewspaperARCHIVE. And now we’re going
to flip back to my poll. So the poll should
be coming up now. And that is, I’m looking for information
on the recent wildfires in California. Which newspaper
resource should I use? So I’ll just give you
20 seconds to vote. And it looks like
everybody has voted now. And everyone is correct.
You should use Newspaper Source Plus. So great job, guys.
And you can see the poll? Okay, good. All right, so now I’ll go back
into my PowerPoint here. And we will go
through this quickly. So this is what the home page of
Newspaper Source Plus looks like. And if you’ve done much research
using any EBSCOhost resources, this will look pretty similar to –
or, this will look pretty familiar to you. If you haven’t, no need to worry
because I’ll go through how to use it. So I just typed in my keywords –
“California” and “wildfire.” And here are the results.
We have about 19,000 results. So I am going to sort by relevance
so I get the most recent articles. And then I’m also going to
limit the search results to those that are
available in full text. So in my search results here, the only
one that is full-text in this first five is the fifth one. The other ones are
not full-text, and you can tell because they don’t have that HTML
full-text icon that the fifth one does. Okay, so this
HTML full-text icon. So once you click Full Text and sort by
newest, we now have a little bit over – well, a little bit
under 2,000 search results. So all of those other search
results were not full-text. Oh, I also used a limiter.
[chuckles] And that is, I wanted U.S.
newspapers rather than news wires, radio and TV news scripts,
and international newspapers. So you can find that under Source
Types. So I selected U.S. Newspapers. So now I am going to click into
that first article – record heat, Santa Ana winds
ratchet up California fire threat. And so this article was actually
published on the day that I took this screen shot, which was a week
and a half ago on October 23rd. So there are very recent newspapers
available in this – in this resource. So here is what the
HTML full-text looks like. And that’s on the lower half of the page,
and as you can see, it’s just the text of the article. You don’t see the layout.
You don’t see any images. That’s all it is. There are a couple nice
features about this, though. You can have the article read to you.
And you can also do a machine translation into another language.
You can get, like, a Google translation. And so you can get that translation
option – the translation option here, or you can also have
that article read to you. All right, well, now we’re on to the
next question, which is, I’m looking for articles about the 2016 Ashland
High School football season. So I’m going to go back
and do our third poll. And so which resource
should you use for this question? And it looks like everybody’s voted,
and everyone is correct. You should use Archive
of Wisconsin Newspapers. So this is what Archive of
Wisconsin Newspapers looks like. It’s a pretty simple interface.
And you would just type in your search terms in the top and click “Search.”
For this particular example, I’m going to show you a couple
different facets that you can use to get a more specific search.
So I actually did several different searches and had a little bit of trouble
finding what I was looking for. And so for this particular
question – go full – oh, oh. [laughs] For this particular question,
you know, we were looking for football – the high school football.
But when you just type in “football,” you get lots of results. And when
you type in “Ashland High School,” you also get a lot of results,
but just about the high school. And the high school mascot is the
Oredockers, so you could type in that, but that would also cover multiple
sports and kind of anything that’s going on with
the high school. So what I finally found was the best
search was the Oredockers football. [laughs] So I typed that in.
And then we have several different ways you can search here. And so
I wanted to do a custom date range. And so I picked the
beginning of the school year last year through the
end of the school year. And you do actually
have to click on the actual date. So if I wanted June 2017,
you can’t just enter “June 2017.” You have to pick a specific date.
So whether it’s the 1st or the 15th or the 30th, go ahead
and pick that date. Otherwise, it is weird,
and then everybody’s confused. Then I also only want the newspapers
that are available in Ashland. So you can filter by city.
If you wanted to broaden your search a little bit by the region,
you can also filter just by county. So then that would display just the
article – or, just the newspapers from that county. But I wanted the city,
so I went ahead and did that. If you knew the article you were looking
for was going to be on a front page, you could select First pages only,
but I’m not sure where any of the articles I’m looking for would be – probably not
on the front page, although could be. So then I went ahead
and clicked Search. And here are my search results.
And with this, using those additional limiters, I got 39 results,
which is a lot nicer than some of the first searches that I did. And also, in this particular resource,
your search caps at 1,000 results. So if you had searched all of the
newspapers for “football,” you definitely would have hit that limit.
And then you’re not actually seeing all of the articles that have
the word “football” in them because you’re only
getting the first 1,000. So if you get more than 1,000 results,
you’re going to want to go back and change your search up
a little bit and be a little bit more specific so you can
get a more – a smaller list. To view these search results –
again, I wanted to sort by date and get the
oldest ones first. So I went ahead and clicked on that
little arrow that I’m pointing at. And that sorts
the articles by date. And then,
to view the newspaper page, you hover over the thumbnail where
I’m pointing now with that red arrow. And that displays
the big newspaper page. If you want to zoom in,
you can use that little zoom-in thing that I’m – I’m pointing
to the printer under it, but that little zoom-in thing will
help you see the article more clearly. And also, if you want to highlight
the words in the article, click on one of the search terms that is
highlighted, which I’m also pointing at. So now I want to show you how
you can take a clipping of this article. And that’s by clicking on that
printer icon that I’m pointing at. And it highlights the article
that you already are looking at. So that Oredock – you can download
the entire page if you want, but I just want this particular section.
So I clicked on Download/Print. And then, again, I was using Chrome, so
it downloaded the PDF to my browser. And then I clicked on
the PDF, and it opened. So here is the PDF
of that article. So those are – those are some basics
into how you can use BadgerLink’s newspaper resources.
If you have any questions about using our newspaper resources
or anything else, please feel free to get in touch and use
our Ask a Librarian form. And just so you know, I am
the librarian, so you’re asking me. We also have other ways
you can get in touch with us. Or if you have any technical issues or
need anything else, just let us know. Because help is available. [ Silence ]

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