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HIST 1111 World HIstory I Hongjie Wang: Research

Information resources available to students in this course.

New York Times subscription

As the 2017-18 Common Read, Armstrong students, faculty and staff have access to, New York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education.  The campus-wide subscription is funded from the Office of First Year Experience as well as the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education, the College of Science and Technology, the College of Health Professions and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Use the instructions provided below  to set up your individual account with the New York Times.

Set Up Instructions for Individuals at Armstrong

Get started using these steps:

Navigate to the registration page for Armstrong's subscription (

Create your account using your Armstrong email address  (;

Once you have registered, you will be able to access from any location.  Just Log In using the option in the upper right corner of the page.

Visit to download your free NYTimes apps.

New York Times archive

Back issues of the New York Times newspaper, published since 1851 are searchable from the newspaper's website. All site license users (Armstrong students, faculty and staff) have unlimited searching back to 1851-current. They are limited to 5 PDF downloads per day for the period of 1923-1980, due to copyright restrictions. Otherwise, there is no limit on downloads.  

Here's a sample search, started with keywords, savannah slavery and limited by date: 01/01/1851-01/01/1900:

If you are not an Arrmstrong student/faculty/staff, a digital subscription to the New York Times (academic rate is currently $5 for first 12 weeks) means access all the back issues and current articles. 

Searching History Reference Center

Examples of articles from the History Reference Center, try browsing/searching time periods, below. 

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How to do historical research?

Cycle of Research

Tips for getting through the cycle of research:

1. Be patient! You may not find everything you need on your first try. Remember, it takes time, so plan ahead.

2. Many steps of the research cycle are interconnected (see green arrows, above).

    -If you aren't happy with your initial results in Step 3 (Finding your way), you may have to go back to Step 2 to re-evaluate your search terms. 

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