Historical Knoxville News-Sentinel workshop

Open the documentary treasure chest with us on Tuesday, February 28, 5:00–7:00 at the Powell Branch as we dive into the digitized newspapers of long ago in our "Historical Knoxville News-Sentinel" workshop. Space is limited to the first 10 people to register, so call 865-215-8700 today to save your spot.

Explore history and search for family and friends in full-page images scanned from the historical microfilms of the Knoxville News-Sentinel (1922–1990). The workshop will also cover ProQuest Historical Newspapers such as Atlanta Constitution (1868–1984), Chicago Defender (1909–1975), New York Times (1851–2012), and more. We'll show you how to compose and refine effective searches, browse by date, save and print articles.

This hands-on workshop with our new mobile computer lab uses tablet/laptop hybrid convertibles. There is a compact keyboard, and you can choose to use a mouse, touchpad, or the touchscreen interface.

While we hope everyone's use of the newspapers will be accommodated, the Internet connection might become slow during the evening and we might have to limit our traffic. Even so, we expect that you will learn something about digitized newspapers that will help you continue your research any time, any place, with your Knox County Public Library card.