[Ads-l] "Publisher Extra" at Newspapers.com (Previously: "[go/went] the full nine yards" (Interdating, 1946-1951))

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 20 20:34:28 UTC 2016

Thanks for your interesting response, Bonnie.

The addition to Newspapers.com is called "Publisher Extra" and the new
annual subscription fee is $139.00. This fee includes the subscription
to Newspapers.com. I will probably upgrade someday.

Here is a link to some information on "Publisher Extra":

I noticed that "Detroit Free Press" from 1831–2015 was part of
"Publisher Extra". In the past "Detroit Free Press" was available via
ProQuest, but I have been unable to readily access that ProQuest

I knew via indirect evidence that "Detroit Free Press" had a pertinent
citation for a QI entry about mines and liars. Prompted by the
messages on this thread I performed a search and determined that
out-of-copyright issues of "Detroit Free Press" are, indeed,
accessible in Newspapers.com without the need to pay for an upgrade!

[ref] 1881 November 9, Detroit Free Press, Currency, Quote Page 3,
Column 2, Detroit, Michigan. (ProQuest)[/ref]

[Begin excerpt]
A mine is a hole in the ground. The discoverer of it is a natural
liar. The hole in the ground and the liar combine and issue shares and
trap fools.
[End excerpt]

A Gold Mine Is a Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top


On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake
<b.taylorblake at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Poster:       Bonnie Taylor-Blake <b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: "[go/went] the full nine yards" (Interdating, 1946-1951)
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> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:20 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
>> Were you able to search for these citations because your university has pur=
>> chased the full run of Louisville Courier Journal from ProQuest?  My univer=
>> sity only has the pre-1922 component of that paper.
> It's hard for UNC to compete with Yale, Fred, when it comes to a
> budget for library acquisitions, though the library system here does
> surprisingly well, given its meager allowance from the State of North
> Carolina.
> No, I have a personal subscription to newspapers.com, which recently
> offered a next-tier service, "Publisher Extra."  I went ahead and
> signed up in part because of the inclusion of more recent issues of
> The Courier-Journal.  I'm not sure how useful these additional
> publications will be, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
> Some people can't resist buying classic cars, others collect paintings
> and sculpture, quite a few hoard designer shoes and handbags.  My
> weakness is for historic newspaper databases.  (I'm sure I'm not the
> only one here.)
> -- Bonnie
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