The main search box on the Library's homepage searches library holdings and a selection of our more than 400 subject-specific databases. Search individual catalogs or databases using the individual links below the main search box.
In catalogs, look for relevant Library of Congress subject headings in records found from keyword searches.
Subdivisions can help make your searches more precise. For example:
The following article provides more detail on subdivisions and additional recommendations:
The main Library Search Box on the home page searches many of our several hundred databases plus physical holdings from the UNH library.
Suggestions when using this include:
Use the ready-made searches in the blue boxes below the single search box to weed out articles, search outside of the library, and more.
Use the Advanced Search option whenever available (this is often the default). Advance search screens will alert you to ways that you can refine your search using fields specific to that database.
When typing in your search terms, consider using
Specify the domain to target the sources of your results.
Search the UNH library catalog by the newspaper title to see if we have it in print, online, or in microfilm. Some newspapers on microfilm include the Union Leader, Concord Monitor, and Foster's Daily Democrat.
City or regional newspapers maybe on microfilm at other libraries. Search the BLC WorldCat catalog and use interlibrary loan to request the microfilm for the date(s) you're interested in.
Also consider exploring or contacting local libraries and/or historical societies, special collections and archives at colleges & universities in the area, and organizations or associations related to your topic.