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Special Collections Department Guide for Student Classes

Using the online OWU Transcript

Getting in:

  1. Go to
    • Type "The Transcript" in the search box and hit <Enter>
    • Click on the first result: The Transcript - The Transcript is OWU's student newspaper. Digitized copies of the paper dating back to 1874 are available online
  2. Go to

Searching: (example -- looking for articles on Vietnam)

  • Select Advanced Search

The following comes up:

All of the Words     Wesleyan    Source    (This must be present for every search)

  • Select Add another field and type in your keyword

The Exact Phrase    Vietnam       All Fields

  • You may also limit by date – Click search by date after you have entered your keyword
  • Click on Search

screenshot of example search in newspaper collection


Your results will appear in order by newspaper title. Click on Date above date column to sort your results by date. Use Next to move from one page of results to the next.

To view an issue, click on the thumbnail. The location of your term will be highlighted in coral on the page. Use the zoom bar (- to +) to zoom in and out. Left click on your mouse to move around the page.

Note: The page(s) where your term appears will be marked with a red asterisk (*) in the thumbnail column on the right hand side of the screen.