June 18, 2010

Library now offers Baltimore Sun full text back to 1837!

The Historical Baltimore Sun file offers every-word search capability for every issue of the Baltimore Sun printed from 1837 through 1985.   (The library also offers a database for the Sun covering from 1990 to the present, produced as well by the Proquest company.)   Full-text PDFs are available for both individual articles and for the complete page wherein each article appeared.

Searches can be limited by article title, author, date, and other variables, making this a research tool for both precise and topical retrieval.   This fabulous resource for uncovering Baltimore's past is accessible through several links on the library's web pages including this one in our Historical Newspapers section:  https://www.goucher.edu/x33360.xml.

(Note that this database is only available to users plugged into the Goucher network on campus, or hooked up by VPN or proxy elsewhere.)