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The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016

According to Gale,The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016 provides access to approximately one million pages of one of the United Kingdom's major national newspapers.  Launched in 1855 as The Daily Telegraph and Courier, this broadsheet morning paper claimed to be "the largest, best, and cheapest newspaper in the world", gaining a circulation of more than 300,000 by the late nineteenth century.

This archival collection also includes access to the Sunday Telegraph from 1961. 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 5:01pm

Times Digital Archive, 1785-2012

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2012 provides access to full-text facsimile of the historical newspaper the Times (London).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 5:00pm

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection

17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection provides access to seventeenth and eighteenth century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. 

Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers more than two hundred years of accounts, explanations, and points of views. More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational and economic situations -- including English provincial, Irish, Scottish and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:59pm

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950 is a series of collections of national and regional newspapers of Britain.  The archive includes newspapers originating in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

The series includes:

British Library Newspapers: Part I, 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 1)

British Library Newspapers: Part II: 1800-1900 (formerly Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Part 2)

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Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:58pm

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection contains the collection of newspapers from John Nichols (1745-1826).  This collection over 150,000 pages of printed text gathered from the newspapers that span over 100 years of history.

Through a partnership with the Bodleian Library, Gale has digitally scanned each page of this collection.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:57pm

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

Gale Cengage has designed Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) to be an extensive database with multiple content types, covering most regions of the world. The collection is in a rolling release of twelve modules over several years, with the initial four collection modules (called “Archives” by Gale) released in spring 2012.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:57pm

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women's, Children's, Humour, Leisure

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women's, Children's, Humour, Leisure provides access to full text of 100 titles and 1.2 million pages from periodicals published in the UK between 1800 and 1900. The resource also offers an extensive library of newly captured images.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:56pm

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial provides access to 91 periodicals from Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The collection was sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Australia.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:55pm

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 provides access to the historical archive of Liberty: A Weekly for Everybody.

Founded in 1924 by Joseph Patterson and Robert McCormick, this illustrated American magazine provided art, stories, articles, and advertisements from the United States during the Depression era and World War II.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:54pm

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 provides access to the archive of the regular editions of the British newspaper, Daily Mail.

This archive also includes access to the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the cruise ships that sailed between New York and Southampton from 1923-1931.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:53pm

Punch, 1841-1992

This digital collection presents the full run of Punch magazine from its start until its initial demise, from 1841-1992. The re-launched version from 1996-2002 is not included.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:52pm

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Consisting of significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, Eighteenth Century Collections Online bears witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history — The American Revolution, The French Revolution and The Industrial Revolution.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:50pm

Sabin Americana, 1476-1926

Based on Joseph Sabinʼs bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, this digital collection from Gale Cengage provides a variety of material published about the Americas between 1500 and 1926. Included are works from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:49pm

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 provides access to the full run of the daily newspaper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:49pm

The Economist Historical Archive

The Economist Historical Archive provides access to issues of The Economist between 1843-2012 - from cover to cover.  It includes news, analysis, commentary, editorials, statistics, demographics, letters to the editor, obituaries, and historical photographs.

This collection is updated annually (2012 content added in 2016, 2013 to be added in 2017, etc.).

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:48pm

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 provides access to more than 900,000 fully searchable pages of the Financial Times.  This digital collection includes the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to the end of 2010.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:47pm

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991 provides access to a collection of archived issues from BBC's weekly magazine, The Listener

This weekly periodical reproduced and reported on BBC broadcasts in radio and television.  The archive consists the complete 62 year run of the publication covering new films and books, major literary and musical programs, daily life during World War II, 20th Century poetry, science broadcasting, politics, and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:46pm

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 provides access to more than 7,000 issues of the illustrated weekly newspaper.

Founded by Herbert Ingram in 1842, it became the first fully illustrated weekly newspaper covering British and world events from 1842-2003.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:45pm

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 provides access to the complete archive of the British Magazine, Picture Post.  It includes 38,000 pages and 95,000 articles featuring stories of British life during World War II, postwar reconstruction, and other major social and political events.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:44pm

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance provides access to a collection facsimile images of literary manuscripts from roughly 1120 to 1660.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:43pm

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