Did you know that there are video podcasts that show you how to use Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s digital newspaper database, on the Ohio Historical Society’s YouTube Channel? From browsing to basic searching to advanced search tips, these videos will show you almost everything you need to know to use the website and access the nearly 5 million pages of digitized historic newspapers (including over 150,00 pages from Ohio)! These are a great resource for educators, genealogists, historians and anyone else who uses historic newspapers. Follow the links below to view:
- NDNP Podcast 1: Introduction to the “Using Chronicling America” Podcast Series
- NDNP Podcast 2: What is Chronicling America?
- NDNP Podcast 3: How Do I Browse?
- NDNP Podcast 4: How Do I Perform A Basic Search?
- NDNP Podcast 5: What Will My Search Results Look Like?
- NDNP Podcast 6: How Do I Perform An Advanced Search?
- NDNP Podcast 7: How Do I Use The Image-Viewing Screen?
- NDNP Podcast 8: How Do I Zoom On An Image?
- NDNP Podcast 9: How Do I Print An Image?
- NDNP Podcast 10: Overcoming Historical Language Barriers & Learning Alternatives to Controlled Vocabulary
- NDNP Podcast 11: Understanding Keyword Searching
“Using Chronicling America” Podcast Series was developed by the Ohio Historical Society in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. For more information, click here.
The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress and state projects to provide enhanced access to United States newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. NEH awards support state projects to select and digitize historically significant titles that are aggregated and permanently maintained by the Library of Congress. As part of the project, the Ohio Historical Society contributed 100,000 newspaper pages to the project over a two year period ending June 2010 and will contribute an additional 100,000 pages by the end of August 2012.