Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Finding Newspaper Articles from a specific date

Need to find an article from a newspaper published on your date of birth? The Library can help. You have two options:

  1. Go to the Microforms Room at the LAC Library. Look through the microfilm copies of the Los Angeles Times or The New York Times. Find the microfilm reel that covers your date of birth. Use the microfilm reader/printer to print a copy of an article. The cost is $.20 per page. Staff are available to help you.

  2. Search the ProQuest database. You can access ProQuest on campus or remotely from your home computer, if you have Internet service. You will need the password, which you can get at either the LAC or PCC Library. If you were born after 1985, search the current ProQuest Newspapers file. If you were born before 1985, search the ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times, which covers 1881 to 1985.

Get instructions on accessing ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times and entering a search.

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