Chronicling America Tutorials
Learn more advanced search strategies for Chronicling America and build on the search skills you learned watching the Using Chronicling America Podcast Series through these videos, which also highlight interesting topics in Chronicling America. To view a video, click on its title. To view or download a search guide for the topic featured in the video, click on the Topic Guide title. To view or download a video’s transcript, click “View Transcript.” For more Topic Guides, see Featured Topics.
|Any vs. All vs. Phrase Searching||S.S. Sultana Disaster||View Transcript
|Searching by a Specific Date||Ray Chapman||View Transcript|
|Proximity Searching||Recipes & Cooking Tips||View Transcript|
|Historical Vocabulary||View Transcript|
View or download a copy of this step-by-step guide for using Chronicling America by clicking on the button below.
Chronicling America includes several foreign language newspapers from all over the United States which document the many immigrant groups who sought new opportunities and established vibrant, influential and industrious communities across the nation. Watch this video to learn strategies for accessing the information contained in these publications. To view a video, click on its title.
|Researching with Foreign Language Newspapers||Watch this video to learn some tips for working with foreign language newspapers on Chronicling America. Topics covered include the importance of immigrant newspapers; titles and mottos; bias; appearance; and contents. You may also find this video helpful if you’re working with other historic newspapers.||View Transcript|
|Using Online Translation Tools||Watch this video to learn some tips for working with online translation tools in order to access the information contained in foreign-language newspapers on Chronicling America. You may also find this video helpful if you’re working with other foreign-language printed materials.||View Transcript|
|Working with German Fraktur||Watch this video to learn some tips for working with Fraktur font in order to access the information contained in German-language newspapers on Chronicling America. You may also find this video helpful if you’re working with other German-language printed materials that use a Fraktur font.||View Transcript|
Learn (almost) everything you need to know about searching Chronicling America by viewing these 11 video podcasts! Podcasts 2-9 will provide the basics for using the website. For more advanced search tips, check out “How Do I Perform an Advanced Search?,” “Overcoming Historical Language Barriers & Learning Alternatives to Controlled Vocabulary” and “Understanding Keyword Searching.” These will help you understand why the results you want do not always show up the way you expect. To view a video, click on its title. To view or download a video’s transcript, click “View Transcript.”National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress for their support of this project!