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First Year Seminar Information Literacy Library Instruction: Finding information about a day in history

This guide is designed to be used in FYS information literacy library instruction sessions.

Historical New York Times

In this activity, you will learn how to locate articles in the Historical New York Times. I will show you how to access this library research tool. Your task is to explore this search tool and determine how to do the following the Advanced Search screen:

How do you:

  • Search for a specific date or date range?
  • Search only for specific types of articles, such as front page articles?

Take notes on how you would accomplish the above tasks. I am going to call on volunteers to demonstrate these skills to the class. Be prepared to show off! 

This Date in History