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12-22-2012, 12:05 PM
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A lot of those are only available if you're in the place that the magazine was. For instance: I could go to the Missouri History Research Center and access all St. Louis area papers from the last couple centuries, but I couldn't get other papers. Same with the libraries here. Subscription sites are great, but they aren't guaranteed to be any better than google archives, which is free.

How should these sources be used? Obviously they're to be taken with a slight grain of salt, but even if we can identify an author, how are we to know how he was viewed by the readers?

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