Tutorials

Check out the videos and documents below to learn how to search Chronicling America and Ohio Memory. Videos are available through the Ohio History Connection’s YouTube Channel.

Learn more advanced search strategies for Chronicling America and build on the search skills you learned watching the Using Chronicling America Podcast Series through these videos, which also highlight interesting topics in Chronicling America.

To view a video, click on its title. To view or download a search guide for the topic featured in the video, click on the Topic Guide title. To view or download a video’s transcript, click “View Transcript.” For more Topic Guides, see Featured Topics.

TitleTopic Guide Transcript
Any vs. All vs. Phrase SearchingS.S. Sultana DisasterView Transcript
Searching by a Specific DateRay ChapmanView Transcript
Proximity SearchingRecipes & Cooking TipsView Transcript
Historical VocabularyView Transcript
Acknowledgements: Thank you to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress for their support of this project!
View or download a copy of this step-by-step guide for using Chronicling America by clicking on the button below.
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Learn (almost) everything you need to know about searching Chronicling America by viewing these 11 video podcasts! Podcasts 2-9 will provide the basics for using the website. For more advanced search tips, check out “How Do I Perform an Advanced Search?,” “Overcoming Historical Language Barriers & Learning Alternatives to Controlled Vocabulary” and “Understanding Keyword Searching.” These will help you understand why the results you want do not always show up the way you expect.

To view a video, click on its title. To view or download a video’s transcript, click “View Transcript.”

TitleTranscript
About the Using Chronicling America Podcast SeriesView Transcript
What is Chronicling America?View Transcript
How Do I Browse?View Transcript
How Do I Perform a Basic Search?View Transcript
What Will My Search Results Look Like?View Transcript
How Do I Perform an Advanced Search?View Transcript
How Do I Use the Image-Viewing Screen?View Transcript
How Do I Zoom On an Image?View Transcript
How Do I Print an Image?View Transcript
Overcoming Historical Language Barriers
& Learning Alternatives to Controlled Vocabulary
View Transcript
Understanding Keyword SearchingView Transcript
Acknowledgements: Thank you to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress for their support of this project!
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