Nebraska News Link
The Nebraska News Link is a service of the Nebraska Press Association, the professional trade association serving Nebraska's general circulation daily and weekly newspapers. The Nebraska Press Association was founded in 1873.
The Nebraska News Link is an Internet web portal designed to give you easy access to digital images of newspaper pages. This means you can view copies of newspaper pages at home, at the office or while on vacation.
Approximately 100 Nebraska newspapers participate in the program. The home page web address is www.nebraskanewslink.com.
You have two options for accessing stories, photos and advertisements that appear in the participating Nebraska newspapers:
Option 1: You can subscribe to an online edition of a newspaper. This involves contacting the newspaper direct to set up your digital subscription. For more information, go to the home page and click on the Subscribe to a Newspaper link or click here.
Option 2: If you decide not to subscribe to a newspaper, you can still search for and purchase articles that have appeared in Nebraska newspapers dating back to June 2008. For more information, go to the home page and click on the Search Back Issues/Purchase Articles link or click here. Searches are done by typing in keywords, such as a person's name, subject matter, address, etc. Searching for items of interest on the Nebraska News Link is free of charge. You will have the option of purchasing digital copies of newspaper pages, in which the keywords appeared, for a minimal fee online using a PayPal account or a credit card.
Whether you Subscribe to a Newspaper or Search Back Issues/Purchase Articles, you will have access to scanned newspaper pages as they were published in the print version of the newspaper.
Question and answers:
Q: How do I subscribe to a newspaper?
A: To subscribe you must call the newspaper directly. Go to the Subscribe to a Newspaper button on the home page or click here. This will explain the process and provide you with a list of participating newspapers, E-mail addresses and phone numbers.
Q: How much does it cost to subscribe to a newspaper?
A: Each newspaper sets its own subscription rates. Contact the newspaper directly for more information.
Q: If I subscribe to a newspaper, how soon can I view it and how many issues will be available?
A: Digital images of the newspaper will appear on the site approximately three days after the actual printed newspaper is published. As an online subscriber, you will have complete access to the current issue of your newspaper, as well as all past issues dating back to June of 2008.
Q: When I purchase a subscription to a newspaper, what will I see on my computer screen?
A: You will see actual scanned images of the newspaper pages. From this digital image, you can zoom in (make the print larger) or zoom out (make the type smaller and see more of the page).
Q: What do I do if I forget my user name and password?
A: You will need to contact the newspaper direct and request the information. Click on the Subscribe to a Newspaper link on the home page or click here. On this web page you will find a list of newspapers that offer online subscriptions, along with their phone number and e-mail address.
Q: When I do a keyword search, how far back does the program search?
A: You will be searching in all participating newspapers dating back to June of 2008.
Q: Can I do keyword searches of all the participating newspapers without paying for a subscription or without paying any money up front?
A: Yes. To do a free keyword search of all the participating newspapers, go to the Guest Login page on the home page. You will only be charged if you decide to make a purchase.
Q: If I decide to purchase a digital image of a newspaper page, how much does it cost?
A: The cost is $5 per digital newspaper page. There is NO CHARGE for doing a search. You are only charged when you make a purchase. For more information, go to the Search Back Issues/Purchase Articles link on the home page.
Q: Can I purchase high quality photos using the web portal?
A: When you subscribe to an online version of a newspaper or purchase a newspaper page as a result of an archive search, you will have access to actual scanned digital images of newspaper pages. These scanned images will include photos. The quality of these scanned newspaper pages will vary depending on a number of factors. To purchase a high quality reprint of a photo, you will need to contact the newspaper directly. Each newspaper sets its own price for photo reprints.
Q: Who do I contact if I am having technical difficulties or if I have questions?
A: If you have questions pertaining to your newspaper subscription or if you misplace your user name and password, you need to contact the newspaper direct. Go to the Subscribe to a Newspaper page or click here for a list of participating newspapers and phone numbers and E-mail addresses. For all other questions, E-mail the Nebraska Press Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to send an E-mail to the Nebraska Press Association.
Q: When I purchase a story, what will I see on my computer screen?
A: When you first conduct a keyword search, you will see an abbreviated description of the context in which your keywords appeared in a newspaper headline, story, or advertisement. You will not have access to the entire newspaper page until you purchase the page.
Q: What will I need for the Nebraska News Link service to work on my computer?
A: For PC users the operating system on your computer must be Windows 2000 or above. For Macintosh users you must have system OSX 10.3 or above. You will need to have Internet access on your computer. You will need to have one of the following web browsers: Internet Explorer v6 or above, Firefox v2 or above, Safari v2 (for Mac) or above. You will also need Adobe Acrobat Reader v7 or above. If the Nebraska News Link service does not work on your computer, you will need to contact your computer service provider.