Saturday, 1/20/2024
10:30 - 12:00
Computer Training Center - 5th Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Identify and access digitized Black newspapers through San Francisco Public Library’s electronic resources in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to look up historic and current newspapers in Periodical Finder and how to perform a variety of tasks in Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest), a major database offering news articles in this area. Discuss your ideas for the application of these materials for research, personal learning, or whatever reason drives your interest in Black newspapers. 

Titles we will look at include: 

  • The Pacific Appeal  
  • The Elevator 
  • The San Francisco Vindicator  
  • The Los Angeles Sentinel 
  • The Chicago Defender 
  • New York Amsterdam News  

...and many more. 

Bring the name of a Black newspaper you've read or would like to read, and a question or topic in which you’re interested (optional). 

Space limited. Reservations required: (415) 557-4453 or