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
British Library Newspapers, Part VI: Ireland 1783-1950. Sample title: The Galway Press
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. Coverage includes famines and independence, issues around migration, along with the impact of the first world war.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1903 by Alfred Cunningham and Tse Tsan-tai, a key figure in the Chinese revolt against the last imperial Qing Dynasty at the turn of the 20th century, the newspaper became a platform for advocating the reform movement in China, along with Imperial Japan and Communist China.
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 Illustrated London News Historical Archive is the full facsimile of the illustrated weekly newspaper. The newspapers covered British and world events, including politics, social history, fashion, theatre, media, literature, advertising and graphic design, as well as genealogy. Document supply available.
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.
The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2019.
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The collection contains most of the runs of newspapers published in the UK since 1800. The first stage of this project focused on runs published before 1900 and titles from cities such as Birmingham, Derby, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Leeds and York, along with local titles from London boroughs. Material from the 20th century, right up to the 1950s, is continuing to be added.