Want Better Newspaper Search Results? Get an Attitude

If you’ve read any prior articles or tips regarding online newspaper research, then you know that the quality of the scanned newspaper as well as the OCR process dictate the quality of the search index. You need to realize that you are searching for combinations of letters, not words. And when you are using those […]

Why Use Proximity Searches When Searching Historical Newspapers Online

When researching historical newspapers online, we often have some basic capabilities used by most of the underlying search engines. For example, one basic search that all of the search engines have is to enter one or multiple words in your search box. For multiple words, the engine generally assumes that without entering search operators such […]