Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange contains a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century.
Documents include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, missionary files and papers, personal letters and diaries, nautical charts, maps, shipping ledgers, company records, and expedition and survey reports and more.
This database is a resource for the study of:
The history of British and U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy
The British Library Newspapers collection contains more than 160 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries Britain:
British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900. Sample titles: Illustrated Police News, Morning Chronicle, the Examiner.
British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800-1900. Sample titles: The Standard, the Morning Post.
British Library Newspapers, Part III: 1741-1950. Sample titles: Leeds Intelligencer, Northampton Mercury, the Westmoreland Gazette.
British Library Newspapers, Part IV: 1732-1950. Sample titles: Stamford Mercury, the Scots Magazine, Dundee Courier.
British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950. Sample title: Coventry Herald
This collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.
British Politics and Society includes primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the 19th century. Collections within this archive include Home Office records, papers of British statesmen, working class autobiographies, ordnance surveys, drawings, maps, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, poster, pamphlets and more. This database is a resource for the study of British domestic and foreign policy, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, leisure and many others. Document supply available. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Over 100 years of this major UK national newspaper can be viewed in full digital facsimile form, with copious advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society. It also includes also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the cruise ships that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.
This database covers journals journals printed between c1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion. It also contains some Australian content.
Gale Primary Sources is an integrated research environment that allows users to search across Gale's primary source collections. It provides tools to analyse content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Content covered includes Gale's historical newspaper and periodical collections, historical books, and other primary source material. Useful for HSC History.
The Chinese Newspaper Collection covers a range of papers published between 1832 to 1953 providing a primary source chronicle of the country's turbulent transition from Imperial rule to the founding of the Republic. Titles include North China Herald, The China Press, The China Critic, and the China Weekly Review.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format for newspapers dating back to the 18th century. Titles include The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian and The Observer, The Irish Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Scotsman, The Times of India, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The South China Morning Post and the Chinese Newspaper Collection. Document supply available.
The SMH Archive covers the period 1955 to February 1995. The contents of all issues are fully text searchable including advertisements, captions, and birth, death and marriage notices. Full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published. Document supply NOT available.
The SMH Library Edition reproduces the printed edition of the Sydney Morning Herald covering the period 2006 to today. It contains a replica of all pages, photos, articles, etc of the printed edition and can be searched and browsed.
The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2016 brings two centuries of news together in one resource, providing the complete run of the newspaper up to 2006, including all of its supplements, in one cross-searchable and browseable platform.
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper's backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.