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Search full text and view page images of newspapers from hundreds of American communities published from 1690 through 1876. Users can limit searches to items that fall into such categories as news/opinion, election returns, letters, poetry, legislative information, prices, advertisements, matrimony notices, and death notices. When complete, over 1000 newspapers from all 50 states will be available. Currently 717 newspapers from 24 states are available.

Search tips:

  • To search names use the ADJ[x] operator. It finds documents where search terms appear within x words of each other and in the same order. Where x is not specified, this proximity operator defaults to 1. This is particularly useful for names since it allows for middle initials.
  • The search engine will return the portion of the page that contains your search terms. To view the entire page, click on View This Page in the gray search bar near the top of the page. You may also view the entire issue using View This Issue also located in the gray bar.
  • Because this is an image database, expect some search results that do not match your search terms. The program may recognize the wrong term and retrieve a document that does not contain your terms.

Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter E and select Early American Newspapers (1690-1876) Series I.

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