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One of our librarians recently found a useful feature on the New York Times website. There is a function that lets you search by subject heading. Most of the older articles are full text (for example, under the Gettysburg Address, you can find the NYT’s original report on the speech from 1863). They open as PDFs, but with NO Citation information on the PDFs, so be careful to record the information for any of these PDFs you use.  Depending on your topic, you might want to click on “Oldest first” to get the articles closest in time to the event. More recent articles might not be full text, but if you prefer searching this way, you can take the name of the article and search for it in our full text databases, click on the newspaper tab on our website.

Search:
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/topics/index.html

Subject List:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/all/index.html

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