FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SITE... BUILDING A GREAT SEARCH • The easiest way to search is to simply type your search term(s) in the basic search box. • You can enclose your search terms in double quotation marks to indicate terms that are part of a phrase. o For example, searching for “Lincoln gives speech” would search only for pages containing those words in that order, and not pages containing those words in a different order, such as: “...gives a speech. Lincoln is a great...” o This is one way to search for a person or obituary. For example, searching for "John Smith" will locate pages containing the words John and Smith together. • You can use the all-capital term OR to obtain results containing at least one of your search terms. o Abraham OR Lincoln will locate any page containing either Abraham or Lincoln. o At this time, no other Boolean operators are functional (AND, NOT, etc.). We are working to make these improvements. OTHER HELPFUL HINTS • To find a word or phrase on the newspaper page you are viewing: o Use the Find tool (magnifying glass icon) in the Adobe Reader toolbar. Click on the magnifying glass icon to open the search box. Type your search term or phrase. Then press “Enter/Return.” The first occurrence of the term or phrase will be highlighted on the page. To see further occurrences of the term or phrase, use the arrows within the search box or press “Enter/Return” again. o You can also use the Advanced Search tool (binoculars icon) in the Adobe Reader toolbar. Click on the binoculars icon to open the search box. Type your search term or phrase. Then click “Search.” The first occurrence of the term or phrase will be highlighted on the page and a list of search results provided. Click on any item in the list to view that occurrence of your search term or phrase highlighted on the page. • To print just one portion of the newspaper page or one article: o Click on the Snapshot tool (camera icon) in the Adobe Reader toolbar. Your cursor will become a crosshairs symbol. o Go to the portion of the page or article you want to print. Click in the top left corner of that portion and drag to the bottom right corner of that portion. Release the mouse. o Adobe will show a message: "The selected area has been copied." o Click “OK.” o Click on the Print tool (printer icon) in the Adobe Reader toolbar. o Another option is to open a blank document (in Microsoft Word, for example) and paste the selected content into the blank document and print. • To search by date: o Option 1: On the left side of the home/main page, click on the year you want to view. Then click on the month (if applicable). Then click on the day (if applicable). o Option 2: Type in your search term(s) on the home/main page. When the list of search results appears, on the left side of the page, click on the year, month, and day for which you want to see search results. • To search by date range: o At this time, a search by date range feature is not available. We are working to make this improvement. • To flip through newspaper pages within an issue: o Click on the year you want to view. Then click on the month, then the day, if applicable. o Click on the first search result that is shown. o Then use the arrows at the top right above the newspaper page to flip through the pages of the issue. CHROME HELP • To use Google Chrome as your browser for viewing this site, follow these steps to enable Adobe Reader as your PDF Viewer. Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer. A free download is available here. o Open Chrome or a new tab in Chrome. Type about:plugins in the address bar. o Press “Enter/Return.” o Scroll down to Chrome PDF Viewer. o Click on "Disable" for Chrome PDF Viewer. o Click on "Enable" for Adobe Reader. FIREFOX HELP • To use Mozilla Firefox as your browser for viewing this site, follow these steps to enable Adobe Reader as your PDF Viewer*. Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer. A free download is available here. o Open Firefox. Click on the Firefox menu at the top left. o Click on “Options” or “Preferences.” A pop-up window will appear. o Click on the “Applications” tab. o In the Content Type list (left column), scroll down to Portable Document Format (PDF). o In the Action list (right column), choose “Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)” from the drop-down menu. o Click “OK.” o *Note: This Adobe Reader PlugIn in Firefox is not supported on Macs.
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