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Using newspaper resources in the PAC Ozuna Library

Definition

1news·pa·per

noun \ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər, ˈnyüz-, ˈn(y)üs-\

: a set of large sheets of paper that have news stories, information about local events, advertisements, etc., and that are folded together and sold every day or every week

: the paper on which a newspaper is printed

: a company that publishes a newspaper

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newspaper

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Why Newspapers?

Newspapers are primary sources.

What are Primary Sources?

What are Primary Sources?

Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later. Primary sources are characterized by their content, regardless of whether they are available in original format, in microfilm/microfiche, in digital format, or in published format.

http://www.yale.edu/collections_collaborative/primarysources/primarysources.html

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