One of my readers wondered how she could find one specific database in the list of over 28,000 databases on http://www.ancestry.com/. Her problem was to find, say, the Sioux City Journal newspaper without scrolling through hundreds of pages in the All Databases list.
The key to resolving her problem is to find the Ancestry Database Card Catalog. From the Ancestry home page in Old Search, there appears to be no direct link. Once I found it, I put it in my Quick Link section in the top right area of my home page - see below:
Ancestry.com really should put a link to the Ancestry Database Card Catalog in a conspicuous place on the home page using Old Search - it can't be that hard to do! It is on the "Search" page at the top of the right sidebar - see http://www.ancestry.com/search/.
In New Search, there is a link to the Ancestry Database Card Catalog on the Ancestry Home Page - at the bottom of the list of database types on the left sidebar.
When I clicked on the Ancestry Database Card Catalog link (using Old Search), I got the first 100 items in the Card Catalog:
And there is the Sioux City Sunday Journal listed - the fifth item down the list.