Using Library Press Display in the Classroom
Library PressDisplay provides a full-color and full-page collection of newspapers from around the world.
- includes over 300 titles from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States
- 60-day archive is available, searchable by country, language, title, frontpage image, photograph, or headline
- does not include the New York Times or Wall Street Journal
- includes Austin American-Statesman
- Once inside the newspaper, click on a headline to read the article or zoom in to read the article as it appears in print.
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Using Library PressDisplay in the Rhetoric Classroom
- If students are having difficulty distinguishing between viewpoint articles and informative articles, you might consider using Library PressDisplay in the classroom as a way of contrasting content from different sections of the newspaper.
- This can be particularly useful for students who aren't familiar with the print layout of newspapers and have trouble understanding where to find arguments.
- Library PressDisplay is also a useful tool to use when discussing visual rhetoric and/or rhetorical context because it displays the article in its original context within the publication once you click on a headline or browse a newspaper title.
- When you enter Library PressDisplay, you're viewing an aggregation of articles from the front pages of that day's press.
- On the left-hand side of the screen, select "Editorials and More" to see an aggregation of articles from the Editorials and Opinions sections of the newspapers.
- Use the "Select Title" pulldown menu at the top of the page to view an individual newspaper. You'll be presented with a Table of Contents that you can use to navigate towards the Opinion or Editorial section of the newspaper.