NewsBank's Page Images of The Philadelphia Inquirer: Not Your Typical Full Text Database

NewsBank's page images of The Philadelphia Inquirer are a digital/analog experience. You can search by keywords, zoom in or out, clip articles, download them and even email 'em. That's the digital stuff you've grown up with. (Unless you're old like me, and you remember spending Sunday afternoons sprawled on the rug reading the sports page and the comics.)

But it's not your typical full text database. As the video above illustrates, your search terms may occur on the second page of an article, so you'll need to pay attention to page numbers, much as you would with a print newspaper in the analog world. It's not a big deal, but you need to know your navigation options if you want to read the article from the beginning.

Other databases -- lookin' at you, LLMC Digital and HeinOnline -- sometimes require you to deal with pagination, but that'll have to wait for another blog post (or two.)