The Chronicle of Higher Education


This video tutorial focuses on accessing The Chronicle of Higher Education, the top source for news, advice, and jobs for people in higher education.

Hamilton Library provides full access to the Chronicle to students, faculty, and staff.

The Chronicle’s website is updated every weekday and can be accessed through the library’s website,

Click on the Databases link on the lower right corner of the page.

Search for “chronicle”.

Click on the “Chronicle of Higher Education” link.

Log in with your UH username and password.

You will then have full access to the Chronicle website going back to 1966.

If you are a faculty, staff, or student, you can also sign up for an account with the Chronicle by clicking on the “Sign In” link on the top right of the page.

This account will allow you to sign up for newsletters, although you can always access the site itself through Hamilton Library.

The front page of the Chronicle website contains the latest stories and the primary navigation bar along the top.

You can access an article by clicking on the title.

A persistent link to an article can be accessed by clicking on the “share” arrow just below the header.

The “Copy Link URL” provides a persistent link to the article that can then be shared with other subscribers, including anyone at UH Mānoa.

These persistent links could also be integrated into Laulima course sites.

The “News” link allows you to browse current news articles.

The “Advice” link allows you to browse advice columns on current issues in higher education.

“The Review” link provides access to the Chronicle’s review articles.

The “Data” link provides access to data, interactive tables, and summaries produced by the Chronicle concerning higher education, such as salaries and opinion surveys.

The “Current Issue” links to the current issue as well as issues since 2015 that can be browsed as complete issues.

The “Virtual Events” link leads to a list of events and some archived webinars.

Publications from the Chronicle can be purchased through the “Store” link.

Finally, the “Jobs” link allows you to either find or post a job, as well as access career tools such as email alerts and advice. 

Jobs can be searched for using keywords and locations, or browsed by category and sub-category, such as “Faculty Positions” and then field.

To search the Chronicle website, click on the magnifying glass.

Unfortunately, this search tool is of limited value.

There is no advanced search.

There is no way to limit your search to a particular date range.

Also, the search engine assumes a Boolean “OR” when searching, which means that the more terms you enter, the more results you will retrieve.

For instance, if we search for the term textbooks, we see about 3000 results.

However, if we search for library purchasing electronic textbooks, there are roughly 21,000 results, many of which are irrelevant because they only contain one of the search terms.

There are two more effective ways to search The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The first way to search The Chronicle is to use the EBSCO search tool.

This tool does not include the most recent month or material before 1990.

Click on the Journals link on the main Hamilton Library web page.

In the search box, type in “Chronicle of Higher Education” and hit the return key on your keyboard.

You will see a list of the different formats for the Chronicle.

Make sure to click on the “online” version.

You will then see the bibliographic record and links to the vendors that make the Chronicle available.

Click on the EBSCOHost Academic Search Complete link.

You will have to log in using your UH username and password.

On the Chronicle page, you can browse through the issues by clicking on the years on the right side of the page.

When you click on a specific issue, you see links to the articles.

You can also click on the “Search within this publication” link to see the standard EBSCO search interface.

EBSCO allows for very specific searching.

You can search in specific fields and limit the search to specific dates.

Separate search terms must be entered into separate search lines.

A search in “All Text” for “electronic textbooks” AND library AND purchasing yields 17 results.

The results using the EBSCO Chronicle are thus much more relevant and the search tool is much more powerful.

The two main limitations are that the most recent issues and issues before 1990 are not available this way.

The second way to search The Chronicle is to use an internet search engine like DuckDuckGo or Google.

Do not use Google Scholar to search because it does not index the Chronicle directly.

Our keywords would still be: “electronic textbooks” library purchasing.

We can then add to limit our search to the Chronicle website.

In this case, there are 6 results.

The different number of results in Google and EBSCO is likely because the different databases are using different algorithms and that EBSCO is also searching the bibliographic record while Google is only searching the full text.

Then, if you have already logged into the Chronicle through the Hamilton Library website and are using the same browser, you should be able to click on the link in the Google results and access the article.

This concludes the video on how to use The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Thank you for watching.

Please contact Brian Richardson at with any questions or comments.

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