Knoxville News Sentinel

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*NEW RESOURCE* - The Knoxville News Sentinel is a daily newspaper founded in Knoxville, Tennessee. It covers the news in Knoxville and the surrounding area from the 1880s to today.

Audience: Middle School, High School, College/Research, Public, Genealogy

The Knoxville News Sentinel readers will find coverage on state politics and legislation, school board meetings, local businesses and culture, zoning board meetings, as well as historical locations like Oak Ridge, and more.

  • Full access to the historical newspaper: Users can study the progression of issues over time by browsing entire issues, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries and cartoons.
  • Insight into multiple perspectives: On the intuitive ProQuest platform, users can find a broader view of issues and events by cross-searching all the complete runs of The Knoxville News Sentinel.
  • User-friendly support tools to facilitate research: issues are searchable by keyword, date ranges, specific dates, author and more. Users can find relevant material quickly with hit-term highlighting and download PDFs of articles or images.


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