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Digitized St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1875-1888)

The St. Louis County Library subscribes to the “Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspapers” database, which provides keyword-searchable access to the St Louis Globe-Democrat for the years 1875-1888. If you are not in the St. Louis area, check with your local public library and/or university library to see if they subscribe to the “Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspapers” database.

Accessing this database from home via the St. Louis County Library website
If you are a St. Louis County Library cardholder, you can access this database remotely (i.e., from home). If you're not a cardholder, you can visit the St. Louis County Library to use this database.

1. Go to the St. Louis County Library's Genealogy and Local History Resources Databases page, and click on the database titled “Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspapers.”

2. On the next page (the Library Account Login page), log in with your name, card number, and pin number, and click the “Submit” button.

3. Now that you are on the search page, you want to restrict your search to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. (Please note that the “Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspapers” database includes many newspapers from around the country.) In the middle of the page, click the “Browse” button that follows the “By newspaper” heading.

4. Now you are on a page listing (alphabetically by state) the newspapers included in the “Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspapers” database. In the left-hand margin where you see the links “0-9” and “A-Z,” click on the letter “M” to take you to the page listing newspapers published in Missouri.

5. On the following page, scroll down under the heading “Missouri, St. Louis” and check the last box in the list. This box is just to the left of the phrase “St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1875-1888) MO.” After checking this box, scroll up to the top of the page and click the “Submit selections” button in the left-hand margin.

6. Now you have returned to the search page. Before entering a search term, please note that the default search (under the “keyword search” box) is limited to searching for words “in title, citation, abstract.” To search the entire newspaper, click on the small circle to the left of the phrase “in entire article content.”

Note to house history researchers: If you're researching a house that dates back to this time period (1875-1888), search for the street address of your home. For example, "4242 Botanical" (remember to put the address in quotes)

Search tips • A search for "1221 South 7th Street" will likely not find instances in the newspaper for 1221 S. 7th Street or 1221 South Seventh Street. Be careful with your searching.

• This newspaper was rendered searchable by optical character recognition (OCR) software, which translates scanned printed text into machine-readable (i.e., searchable) text. Oftentimes, the OCR software misinterprets the typeset letters.

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