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ProQuest Historical Newspapers contains articles from several major newspapers, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.
Read the scenario below:
You're taking a U.S. environmental history course and your professor has assigned you a research project. You need to learn about an environmental disaster that influenced the U.S. environmental movement.
You've decided to focus on the 1969 fire on Cleveland's Cuyahoga River.
Let's first try a simple search
How many results did you find?
What is the default method for sorting results in ProQuest Historical Newspapers?
Just below this are options to Narrow results by
Note the different types of documents in this newspaper database. Many (such as Classified ad) will not be relevant to your search and will clutter your results.
Look at the search results. What is the first date that the New York Times reported a fire burning on the Cuyahoga River?
What happened when a Tribune reporter dipped his hand into the river?
Would this article help you with your research topic (an environmental disaster that influenced the U.S. environmental movement)?
NOTE: the * will look for words that contain different endings of the word environment, such as environmental.
How many results did you get?
With ProQuest Historical Newspapers you can email, print, cite, and export articles.
In the window that pops up, what should you select under Content: if you want to email the entire article to yourself?
Is it possible to export this citation to a RefWorks account?
You're almost done.
How many different citation styles are you given?
NOTE: It's very important to double-check each citation to make sure it has been formatted correctly.
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