You can find a lot of historical information freely available online, but really old articles from newspapers? Not so much. While Google News Archive has some actual scanned images of historical newspapers, the coverage is pretty limited. Many of the titles have only a few years of coverage, and major daily papers are few and far between.
Luckily, Miami University students, faculty and staff also have access to 5 major newspapers from our subscription to ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Links below give the title and years of coverage. You can see every issue for the years listed, complete cover-to-cover content including photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorial cartoons and more. You can limit your search by date range, to front-page articles, classified ads, and other document types. You can also email articles to yourself along with a citation in many different styles. All of these resources are available off-campus with your Miami ID and password.
New York Times Historical (1851 – 2013)
Washington Post Historical (1877-2000)
Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1993)
Wall Street Journal Historical (1889-2000)
Cincinnati Enquirer Historical (1841-1922)
OhioLINK is seeking feedback from its users and would love to hear your opinions. Use this easy short survey and your testimonial may get featured on social media through their #TuesdayTestimonial. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a short list of the resources that OhioLINK provides:
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Miami University regional campus students, faculty, and staff now have access to the online New York Times and Washington Post without having to pay for individual subscriptions.
For access to the New York Times, you must create a free account while on campus. After you create an account from on-campus, it can be accessed anywhere. For instructions and more info, please look at this page.
For the Washington Post, use your MiamiOH.edu email address to create your free account on their website.. You don’t have to be on campus to create your account. More information and instructions about Washington Post access at this page.
Rentschler Library and the Office of Learning Assistance are proud to offer Cram Jam again this semester. There’ll be peer tutors in a variety of subjects, librarians, snacks and coffee. Open to all Miami students and hosted at Rentschler Library, Schwarm Hall, Miami Univ. Hamilton campus. The dates & hours of Cram Jam are:
Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm
Saturday, May 6, 12-5pm
Sunday, May 7, 3-10pm
It is difficult to overstate the impact Frederick Douglass had on the abolition movement in the 19th Century. He escaped slavery, fled to New York City and became a major figure in the movement. Rentschler Library has both of his famous books. His first, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, is a “testament to the evils of slavery, detailing its dehumanizing nature and its attempt to crush one’s spirit.” (Notable Black Americans, 1998). His second autobiography, My Bondage and my Freedom, “revises key portions of his original 1845 Narrative and extends the story of his life to include his experiences as a traveling lecturer in the United States as well as England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” (Documenting the American South)
The book jacket above is a biography of Douglass, edited by L. Diane Barnes, using selected speeches and writings. One reviewer said it is a “well-collocated set of materials from across Douglass’s life” and provides “an approachable and meaningful introduction to the man and his ideas.”
If you have old books – even textbooks – and want to get rid of them, drop them off in the book exchange box inside the library’s front doors. One or two times a year, when we have collected enough items, we put them on a cart right outside the library’s front doors. You can take the books – no questions asked – and bring them back when you’re through. Easy? What are you waiting for?
Hello to all new and returning students! Rentschler Library is here to help you succeed, whether it’s access to research databases, digital equipment you can borrow, OhioLINK items, research help, or even a quiet place to spend time between classes. Check out our new FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page for more information. Best of luck this semester!