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Potomac State College

West Virginia Newspapers: Navigating the Site

A guide to the West Virginia Newspapers portal powered by WVU Potomac State College and information on accessing other WV newspapers.

Introduction to Tutorials

These tutorials will help you better understand how to use our Advantage Community History Archive to find things in the newspaper collection.

To learn how to do basic functions, visit the Navigating the Site page. There you will find more videos and handouts.

To learn how to do more advanced searching, visit the Advanced Search Tips page. There you will find more videos and handouts.

To learn how to handle images you find on the newspaper site, visit the Image Handling Tips page. There you will find more videos and handouts.

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Navigating the Site

Navigating the Home Page (4 minutes long)

This tutorial explains how to navigate and use the functions available on the Home page.

Basic Search From Home Page (6 minutes long)

This tutorial explains how to make best use of the basic Search function available from the Home page.

Search Results Page (10 minutes long)

This tutorial explains how to navigate and use the many functions available on the Search Results Screen, including refining searches, selecting results to view with the Image Viewer, etc.

Browse Concepts (8 minutes long)

Browse is sometimes a very effective way to find articles that OCR did not pick up correctly.  What that means is that the index created after the OCR process does not match the intended letters from the original scanned copy, so browsing may be your only way to find an article. This is very important to know