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From the Library – ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Northeast Regional Collection Database Now Available

Thanks to support from the Irondequoit Library Foundation, the library has added access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Northeast Regional Collection to our Online Resources page.

Historical newspaper content is among researchers’ most sought-after primary source material. With more than 60 premier stand-alone historical titles, ProQuest Historical Newspapers is the definitive newspaper digital archive empowering researchers to digitally travel back through centuries to become eyewitnesses to history.

From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to international, local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers reveals the day-to-day news coverage to researchers and historical explorers, providing invaluable insights and information to users from a wide range of subjects.

Every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. Researchers can study the progression of issues over time through these historical newspaper pages, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorial cartoons, and so much more.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers can be accessed by all library users from our Computer Lab. Irondequoit residents with a Library Card may also access it from home. The database currently includes 18 newspapers from across four northeastern states, including every issue of the Democrat & Chronicle from 1871 through 2011.

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