Thanks to a new database available to Hackney Library patrons via NCLIVE, you can now access some 3.5 million digitized pages of historic newspapers in North Carolina, including selected issues of Wilson’s Daily Times (ranging from 1896-1929), the Wilson Advance (ranging from 1874-1899), the Wilson Mirror (ranging from 1887-1894), plus many more newspapers from both Wilson and other North Carolina towns and counties.
The new database is called Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection and is distributed by ProQuest through NCLIVE. Its digitized pages come from the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. The database may be searched by topic or keyword, and browsed by both city and newspaper name, among other options. Available right now, it is part of a new collection of resources from NCLIVE that will gradually be rolled out through January 1, 2018. It’s a great resource for primary documents dealing with North Carolina history.
There are several ways you can access it from Hackney Library’s home page:
- Typing Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection into OneSearch, and scrolling down to the “Databases” section of the search results; it will be the first link in that section
- Navigating to the link to it by hovering over “Search”, then clicking on the “A-Z List” link, and then clicking on the “H” and browsing through the alphabetical listing of database names, and clicking on it.
- You may also access it from this link.
Try it out and let us know what you think!