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I am looking for a particular article or topic and I am having trouble finding anything. Can you give me any advice?

The archives contain most, but not all, of the articles published by Pro Football Weekly, and cover only the more recent years of publication. These archives are a self-service system. Currently, our staff is not able to provide a service for locating articles.

If you are having trouble finding just the right search terms to use, or if you are trying to narrow your search to find just the right set of articles, try using our advanced search features.

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I would like to get a hard copy of an article that I've viewed. How can I do that? What about reprints?

Click the Printer Friendly link (if available) at the top of the article page then click your browser's Print button or choose File, Print to print a hard copy of the newspaper article that you have viewed.

You also have the option to save the article as a file on your desktop using the Save or Save As option from the File menu. This will save the document as an HTML file that can be opened in your browser and printed later.

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Reprints, or copies of newspaper pages, are not available through our archives. Please contact Pro Football Weekly directly to inquire about the availability of this type of reprint.

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My search results returned no articles or an error message that I did not understand.

Your search may return zero articles for several reasons. If your search terms are too broad and would require the service to find too many related articles, you will be told that your search is too general. You will need to add more terms to your search and be sure to search for all of the terms or connect them with "and". Searching for any of your terms or using "or" to connect your terms will increase, not decrease, the number of articles found. If you are using advanced syntax, you may receive a syntax error if your search is constructed incorrectly. Refer to the search help page and try your search again.

SEARCH SESSION EXPIRED: The "search session expired" message is actually a technical problem usually caused by an overload of history and temporary internet files stored within your browser. You should clear both of those items from your browser then exit the browser and try again.

If this step does not result in giving you access, either your user search session has expired due to an extended period of inactivity or your browser is not set to accept cookies.

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An article that I've accessed makes reference to a photograph or graphic, and even includes the caption for that photograph. Does your service provide the photographs as well as the text?

No. These archives contain only the text of the articles that appeared in the newspaper. Sometimes at the bottom of an article, you might see the cutlines, or captions, of photographs that were published with the article. Contact Pro Football Weekly directly for reprints of published photographs, graphs, charts or copies of published pages. Please mention the date of the article and its headline when requesting the photograph you desire.

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The article I've accessed contained little more than what I read on the results page.

Some newspaper articles are longer than others, and some are even just short news items. When choosing the articles you would like to view, make note of the word count listed with the article on the search results page. Since the results page will typically show you no more that the first 100 or so words of the article, the number of words in the entire article will be a good indication as to how much more information you will receive.

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