1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Where's the search?

    Since different kinds of materials have such widely varying search options, we've decided not to combine them into a single search.

  10. Start with Newspapers

    The "classic" Papers Past newspaper content and search can be found by clicking here…

  11. Then explore elsewhere

    …and be sure to use these links to carry over your most recent search term to another format.

  12. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.