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Announcing Image Viewing Enhancements for America’s Historical Newspapers and America’s Historical Imprints

Posted on 09/21/2016

On September 12, 2016, America’s Historical Newspapers and America’s Historical Imprints were updated with new features that improve image viewing and reading. These features include a larger image screen, a navigation box for easy scrolling, full-screen viewing capability (meaning a user can expand the image to fit the entire screen, on any device), and improved magnification tools. These enhancements provide a more powerful and effective reading and viewing experience for researchers.

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Features like the table of contents, email, download, citation export, and more, are all still available. Nothing has been taken away from users, and much has been improved.

With the new image viewer, students and researchers will find the reading and viewing of images to be easier and more enjoyable, and their time spent on research will be more productive.

The enhanced image viewer is one of many improvements made to Readex interfaces over the past year. In mid-2015 Readex launched new interfaces for America’s Historical Newspapers, America’s Historical Imprints, and World Newspaper Archive. The new interfaces offer stronger graphics (appealing especially to students) and improved navigation. In February 2016, Readex launched Readex AllSearch, a new platform that lets users search across all Readex collections at once.

All of these improvements are the direct result of research done by Readex into the evolving needs of users. More improvements will be made in the coming year, and beyond.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding any aspect of the new image viewer in America’s Historical Newspapers and America’s Historical Imprints, please contact Readex Customer Service by calling 800.243.7694 or emailing

Thank you for choosing Readex digital collections.

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