Papers Past has been updated with new papers and new features.
New papers include:
Poverty Bay Herald (1902)
Lyttelton Times (1851-1862)
Evening Post (July-December 1871,1916-1945)
Thames Star (1901-1920)
Albertland Gazette (1862-1864)
The Colonist (1857-1889)
Otago Daily Times (1861-1882)
Waiapu Church Gazette (1921-1945)
||The Otago Daily Times from 1883-1900
should be available in the next few weeks.
||The Evening Post has been extended
up to 1945. This is the first newspaper
in Papers Past to cover the Second World
New features include:
Searching on stop words
In the past, all stop words (the, and, or, a, and all single letters) were removed from our indexes because they greatly reduced the search speed. The problem has been resolved so a search for "A. Smith" will search that name. In the past, the site ignored the A. and searched only Smith.
Complex Boolean search queries
Create more complex searches like sheep AND (fur OR wool) which will search for articles with sheep AND fur or sheep AND wool.
Scan all the pages of a newspaper issue and zoom in and out of pages. Click on the 'Zoomable view' link from the issue level page for a newspaper.
"Urgently wanted 50,000 good books for our
armed forces." Evening Post, Vol. CXXXV,
Issue 124, 27 May 1943, p.3.