Please Note: For clarity of reading these newspapers, we recommend
using either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.
These are free and can be downloaded to your device from their website.
General rules for inputting Google search parameters:
|To find pages with...||Do this in the search box...|
|all of the words in a series||Type the important words: tricolor rat terrier|
|an exact word or phrase||Put exact words in quotes: "rat terrier"|
|any of the words in a series||Type OR between all the words you want: miniature OR standard|
|none of the words in a series (exclude the file with the words)||Put a minus sign just before words you don't want: -rodent, -"Jack Russell"|
|numbers ranging from: nnn to: nnn||Put 2 periods between the numbers and add a unit of measure: 10..35 lb, $300..$500, 2010..2015|
|restrict a search to a series of years||For each year, precede the value with
inurl:*nnnn such as
inurl:*1964 inurl:*1965 inurl:*1966 with each year-set separated by a space.
|(There is no true date-range capability here, instead we're using a portion of the PDFs' filenames to identify the year the edition was published.)|
|If you'd prefer to build the search criteria using Google's Advanced Search facility,
> First select and Copy this search path http://www.manchesterhistory.org/News/ filetype:pdf pointing to the location of our scanned newspapers.
> Then click
> And finally Paste the search path into the "site or domain" text box on the Google Advanced Search page.
|(Doing the Copy and Paste will restrict the Advanced Search to the Manchester Historical Society's newspapers "News" folder and ensure that only the PDFs of our newspapers are examined.)|