Thursday, February 04, 2010

Searching the Plain Dealer, 1845 to 1969

I just learned* that the Plain Dealer has mounted a search engine on its Cleveland.com site that permits keyword searching of all its issues between 1845 and 1969! Here it is. We'd already had the power to search from 1914 to 1922 through an expensive commercial database that libraries subscribe to, but this PD database is only $20 a month, putting it within the range of serious researchers, genealogists and the like.

By the way, in a similar vein, the Call & Post is available for free on the Cleveland Public Library web site, here. You just need a CPL library card to use it. It covers the period 1934 to 1991.

* (Thanks, Kieth!)


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2 Comments:

At 4:59 PM, Blogger baronadv said...

this is wonderful, bill. thank you

 
At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, Cleveland Public Library is doing an in-house three month trial of the database. If you think this is something worth spending money on, let your local CPL librarian know.

 

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