Once you've found documents you want to use, you have several options for working with them. You can review abstracts and citations of documents, or, in many cases, read the full text online. You can also print and email the documents that interest you.
To see the document you're currently reading in a different format, choose the format you want from the document format list at the top of the page.
While you are viewing a document in a historical database in either Page Map or Page Image format, the only options available to you are Page Map and Page Image. To return to document Image, you can click on a document in Page Map view, use your browser's Back button, or click on the Back to results link.
If you'd like to print a copy of the document image you're reading online, you will need to print from within Adobe Reader. Follow these steps:
If the document is larger than your paper size (usually 8.5 x 11):
ProQuest's Historical Newspapers has simplified the process of printing newspaper documents. The print driver will automatically break the document into segments that fit onto your selected paper size. (When you are printing page images, see the instructions in the section Print a document.) Follow these directions to print when working in HNP:
You cannot email Page Map formats (such as those in Historical Newspapers).
You'll find the Email link above the title of your document, along with other options for handling the document you're reading.
You can email the document to yourself or to someone working on a project with you or who shares the same interests.
To email a document:
You will be emailing a PDF file, which may be quite large.
If you want to email more than one document to the same address, you can email multiple documents from the My Research page.
You cannot mark newspaper Page Image and Page Map formats (such as those in Historical Newspapers).
The Marked List is useful for keeping track of details from your searches during your ProQuest session. It lets you collect documents of interest into a list that you can later review, print, email, or export as a bibliography.
To add a document to your Marked List, check the Mark document checkbox. ProQuest automatically adds the document to your Marked List.
A Scanned Image PDF is a PDF created by scanning hard-copy documents. This is a common way of storing information for archival purposes because it preserves the exact look & feel of a printed document. ProQuest also provides PDFs that are created from an electronic source document. These are sometimes called Normal PDFs. Scanned Image PDF file sizes tend to be larger than Normal PDF file sizes.
Adjusting print settings for Scanned Image PDFs:
Unavailable Adobe® Reader® functionality:
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides access to an archive of newspaper documents as they were originally published and printed. When you view a page from a Historical Newspaper in Page Image format, you see a high-resolution image of the entire page. Use Page Image format when you want to read, print, or review an entire page from a Historical Newspaper.
To view the Page Image associated with a document, click the Page Image icon next to the document that interests you in your search results. An image of the complete newspaper page appears in Page Image mode.
You can use Page-By-Page Browsing to scan an issue of a newspaper much as you would a paper in its original print form. Use the Previous and Next buttons and Go to Page drop-down menu to browse the paper. Click Previous to see the newspaper page immediately preceding the one you're currently viewing. Click Next to see the page that follows the one you're viewing. To jump to a specific page, select the page you want from the Go to Page drop-down menu.
The Page Map feature lets you navigate quickly through the newspaper using a low-resolution image format. The highlighting feature lets you quickly identify documents of interest. Double-click on any document to go to that document.
To view PDF documents, you need Adobe® Reader® installed on your system. If you do not have it, you can download Adobe Reader for free.
Your document may include links to References. References help you find other documents relevant to your research.
Click the References link to view a list of sources from the document’s bibliography.
Click the Cited by link to view a list of documents which included this as one of their sources.
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