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and international newspapers (print and online) on a range of topics. CONTENTS: 1. Finding an individual newspaper p.1 2. Finding international newspaper articles p.2 3. Finding UK newspapers and broadsheets p.3 4. Searching historical newspapers p.3 5. Find it at Lincoln p.4 Resources explored • Locating individual newspapers (ABI Inform, Lexis Library and Factiva Academic) • Lexis Library for UK Broadsheets • Factiva • Gale databases: British Library (17th – 19th century) & Times Digital Archive (1785 – 1986) • Find it at Lincoln (search engine on Library homepage) Topics covered • Locating an individual newspaper (Financial Times, The Guardian (London) and Chicago Daily Herald) • Margaret Thatcher and funeral controversy (source: Lexis Library) • North Korea and nuclear war (source: Factiva) • French Revolution coverage (1789 – 1795) (source: British newspapers 1600-1900) • 1970 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico (source: Times Digital Archive) • UFO sightings (source: Find it at Lincoln)
Coverage The two main newspaper databases (Lexis Library and Factiva Academic) possess extensive contemporary coverage, often containing more sources online than those available in print format. Dependent upon the publication, contemporary newspaper databases like Lexis Library (c. 1990>) contains about a twenty year archive, whereas Factiva Academic (c.1980>) comprises of ten years’ further coverage. Lexis Library is a database that covers UK newspapers (including regional, national, and broadsheets) whereas Factiva Academic has both national (UK) and international sources including: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean Islands, Central America, CIS Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America and South America. 1. FINDING AN INDIVIDUAL NEWSPAPER ABI Inform (Financial Times) This database contains a range of national and international newspapers and is easy to use supported by excellent coverage. To run a search for newspaper articles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Library.lincoln.ac.uk More resources Databases ABI Inform Advanced search Select source (newspapers)
Search for an individual title: 1. Either search publication, such as Financial Times 2. Or choose Source type of publication – newspapers
3. Search basic or advanced – then select newspapers 4. Adjust items per page (20+) at bottom of page 5. View suggested subjects at top of page Lexis Library (The Guardian) 1. http://library.lincoln.ac.uk 2. more resources 3. databases 4. L > Lexis Library 5. News 6. Sources 7. Select The Guardian (London) 8. Type in your keywords and run search 9. You can also adjust the date range to cover articles published in a particular timeframe, such as the London Olympics (27th July – 12th August 2012). 10. Another option would be to compare and contrast two or more newspapers by using the same method but selecting contrasting viewpoints (such as Daily Mail vs. The Guardian). Factiva Academic (Chicago Daily Herald) 1. Library homepage (library.lincoln.ac.uk) 2. more resources 3. databases 4. F 5. Factiva Academic 6. Adjust date range accordingly 7. Source 8. Type Chicago Daily Herald – All sources 9. Select source (it turns into a blue link) 10. Run keyword search
2. FINDING INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER
Factiva Academic 1. Library homepage (library.lincoln.ac.uk) 2. more resources 3. databases 4. F 5. Factiva Academic. Access to more than 8,000 international sources including major newspapers, newswires and a wide selection of journals. Only five users at a time may use Factiva Academic (it will ask for a username and password if it’s reached its maximum). To find regional newspapers, say in Nigeria, follow this procedure: 1. Adjust date range drop dropdown box (defaults to 3 months) 2. Source / All Sources 3. Select Source Category dropdown box 4. By Region 5. Africa 6. West Africa 7. select Nigeria Type keywords and phrases for your search with Free Text Search and select the Search (blue) button to research Nigerian newspapers. To search for coverage of North Korea and nuclear war: 1. Search for North Korea and nuclear war. 2. Date > all dates (otherwise defaults to three months) 3. Regions > you can select regions > Asia > Eastern Asia > search (covers Korean, North and South) 4. Sort by Most Recent First 5. Select the boxes next to any articles you prefer 6. Then you are able to View, email, print, save, or download into RTF or PDF format.
7. There is an option to also listen to the article being read or translate the article into another language via Google (ranging from Afrikaans to Yiddish). Alternatively, you can search solely for newspapers by 1. Library homepage (library.lincoln.ac.uk) 2. more resources 3. databases 4. F 5. Factiva Academic 6. Adjust date range accordingly 7. Source 8. Select Source Category 9. By type 10. Newspapers – ALL 11. Enter search terms 3. FINDING UK NEWSPAPERS AND
2. More resources 3. Databases 4. 19th century newspapers (near the top of the page) This recently updated archive contains a range of historical newspapers ranging from the 17th – 19th centuries: • • • • • British Newspapers 1600-1900 19th Century British Library Newspapers NewsVault 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection The Times Digital Archive
British Newspapers 1600-1900 To search for coverage of the French Revolution between 1789 and 1795 follow this method: 1. Basic search 2. Enter keywords French Revolution 3. Limit the results 4. By publication date 5. Between 1789 January 01 and 1795 December 30 6. Search 7. Mark selected articles 8. Marked items folder 9. Print, email or download results The Times Digital Archive (17851986) The best resource to search for newspapers from before the early 1980s is The Times Digital Archive covering 1785-1986. The entire newspaper is captured including all articles, adverts and illustrations / photos. For instance, if you want to look at newspaper coverage for the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico search this database. 1. Enter search terms: world cup 2. Limit current search by date is between: 3. 31 May 1970 and 21 June 1970
The Lexis Library database searches predominately print newspapers within the United Kingdom. Lexis Library 1. http://library.lincoln.ac.uk 2. more resources 3. databases 4. L > Lexis Library 5. News 6. Sources 7. UK Broadsheets 8. Search for Margaret Thatcher and funeral and controversy 9. Add to My documents 10. Go to My Documents folder at top of page 11. You can email, print or download the results by selecting the box on the lefthand side. 4. SEARCHING HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS Search for digitised versions of the original documents from the GALE databases. 1. Search http://library.lincoln.ac.uk
4. You can mark and email articles in this database too. FIND IT AT LINCOLN Although it does not cover all newspapers, the Find it at Lincoln search engine located on the homepage of the Library website might be useful to find some material. To find any news sources on UFO sightings then replicate the method below: http://library.lincoln.ac.uk/ 2. Search for UFO sightings 3. Search 4. Select ‘News’ on left-hand side of the screen 5. Update 6. Publication 7. Show more (to view all results) 8. On the left-hand side of the screen you can conduct some cursory analysis into countries with the most articles, publication, and subject. 9. For an advanced search select the blue Find it at Lincoln heading above the search box. You can ‘add rows’ from this page to refine your search terms.
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