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Oklahoma Project PageGotoarrow.png Oklahoma Newspapers

Purpose[edit | edit source]

Adding information about newspapers available online

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Step 1: Finding Newspapers for your county[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Newspaper Heading in the county and copy and paste the following on the county page in wikitext:


''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Oklahoma newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites

''Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs''
*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Step 2: Saving the page[edit | edit source]

1. Once you have added the wikitext, preview the page by clicking on, Show Preview at the bottom of the page. Check your work to make sure it looks like it should. Make any necessary adjustments.


2. Go to the bottom of the page and enter "added newspaper links" in the edit summary box and save the page.

3. Check your work.

4. You are now done with the task. Go to the next County on your list.

Example[edit | edit source]

For an example of what this heading should look like when it is complete, click here.