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Centuries of digitized newspapers provide research and learning for people of all ages and areas of interest

ANN ARBOR, MI, September 10, 2015 – Libraries can now provide their communities with a rich collection of newspapers ranging from well-known state and regional titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Available to libraries exclusively from ProQuest, the Library Edition offers people of all ages and interests access to more than 85 million digitized pages, dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. Library Edition is an easy-to-use resource with search, save and share capabilities designed specifically for newspapers. Without knowing the name of the newspaper, users can quickly search millions of full-text pages by viewing available newspapers grouped by location on a modern map. It is also possible to narrow search results using title counts provided by location, or broaden the scope of results using traditional search techniques, like keyword, location and time period or newspaper name. The user experience is enhanced with an image viewer that provides high-quality images that can easily be clipped, saved and shared via social outlets, such as Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter.

“Adding Library Edition to ProQuest’s list of revered news titles reaffirms our commitment to providing clients with versatile journalism sources,” said Andon Baltakov, vice president, product management, ProQuest. “Whether a student looking to learn about pop culture, a researcher studying societal attitudes, or a genealogist searching for family history, this newspaper database can help people in their quest to understand history through the storytelling of local and regional newspapers from the U.S. and overseas.”

The Library Edition of will continue to expand its titles and content. Libraries have the option of subscribing to the World Collection, which includes full-text pages from more than 3,500 newspapers, or U.S. state and multi-state collections.

Libraries interested in offering an invaluable service to their communities by providing access to this growing resource for historical research and learning.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the Flow® collaboration platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

10 September 2015

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