Screen shot 2010-02-04 at 8.03.44 PM.pngGoogle has digitized the Citizen, putting about 2.5 million articles on line, some going back to 1890.

In an article in the Citizen, Kelly Egan describes just how useful this is for research:

Researchers often only have a vague notion of a date, like the mid-1950s, for something as simple as a death notice. So you look, and look, and look, mechanically loading one roll after another, always worried that, in a bleary-eyed state, you might skip right over the piece. Hours, even days, can be consumed.


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