This is a self-guided tutorial on using newspapers and magazines as primary sources for historical research.
The tutorial comprises a short introduction, followed by a series of exercises.
Finally, the exercises will give you a chance to see both the advantages and disadvantages of working with digitized surrogates for print-based historical artifacts.
All of the articles in these exercises were originally issued in print, and are presented here in digitized versions.
The tutorial comprises a series of activities that guide you through the process of examining newspaper and magazine articles, and evaluating them for reliability, accuracy, currency, and bias.