3. Add keywords to focus your search on the most relevant matches. Think of a term closely associated with your target person, such as an occupation, place name or spouse’s name. Use quotation marks to find exact phrases. John H. Pennington was involved in building railroads in Latin America, and you can find articles about him by searching on his last name plus his employer name, “South American Transportation” (use quotation marks to find the exact phrase), and places where he lived, such as Bogota, Colombia and “South America.” In addition to his business exploits, his scandalous personal life made the headlines, too. Searching on his last name plus bigamy OR divorce turns up several articles detailing a series of marriages and an affair with a married woman.
4. Browse the matches. By default, the most relevant matches are listed first. You can also sort them by date of publication starting with the earliest or most recent one. In the list of matches, click on a title or a newspaper preview image to view the whole article.
5. View the article. Your search terms are highlighted. Click the Highlights box to turn highlighting on or off. To search for a word in the article, enter it in the box and click the Find button. Several buttons appear above the newspaper image on the right. Use the first ones to zoom in and out. Click on the newspaper page icon to view the whole page and select an article. Click on the crosshairs icon to reset the image view to the original zoom level. The last icon toggles between Maximize and Minimize Image View. When the image is minimized, you can select links to view the whole newspaper page or jump to another page in the issue.
6. Print or save the article. If you click the PDF button to save the article as a PDF file, it won’t include a citation. Click on Print for a printer-friendly version. Then you can print it or right-click on the image (control-click on a Mac) and select Save Image As to save it as a graphical image file on your computer with a source citation.