British newspapers – individual titles:

  • NEW! 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection, 1672–1737: This collection features the newspapers and periodicals, as well as pamphlets and broadsheets, that form the 296 volumes of bound material, in the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
  • NEW! International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1887–1737: The International Herald Tribune was best known for its objective reporting and clear style, and for taking and unrivalled international approach to its coverage and perspective. The diversity of both contributors and viewpoints created some of the most unique and insightful coverage available to the public.
  • The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855–2000: This is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest selling newspaper. Teachers and students can search across the full text of 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, 1785–2010: The most cited newspaper in the world, The Times is also the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication. This unique online archive offers fully-searchable access to the facsimiles of every issue published from 1785 to 2010. Including 1.4 million pages, almost 70,000 issues and more than 11 million articles, it is a fantastic resource for teachers and students of every subject.
  • The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822–2006: Get a ring-side seat on 180 years of history and culture through access to the archive of The Sunday Times, published each week since 1822.  Highly respected for its thoughtful analysis and commentary, The Sunday Times is also famous for cutting-edge investigative journalism, and for breaking many of the key stories of the twentieth century, including the thalidomide scandal in the 1960s.
  • Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896–2004: The Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. Including fully searchable facsimile versions of complete issues covering a period of 100 years, this archive offers a unique perspective on culture and society plus the opportunity to compare and contrast viewpoints expressed by the Daily Mail with those of other publications such as The Times.
  • The Independent Digital Archive, 1986–2012: This archive brings an alternative perspective to the news of the day as presented in other collections available in Gale Historical Newspapers particularly the more conservative and establishment-supporting views contained in The Times Digital Archive and the Daily Mail Historical Archive. The archive also includes The Independent on Sunday (1990-onwards) and editions from 2005 are available in full colour.

British newspapers – historical collections:

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers: The largest single collection of English news media from the 17th and 18th Century, this collection includes almost 1 million pages and 1.5 million articles from newspapers and pamphlets, and provides fascinating insight into the social, political and cultural events of the times.
  • British Library Newspapers, Parts I and II (1800–1900): Offering access to the full runs of over 69 national, regional, and local newspapers in the 19th century (a total of over 3 million pages), this collection enables teachers and students to get contemporary perspectives on international events such as the battle of Trafalgar and the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte as well as local news such as the opening of the first electric tube railway.
  • British Library Newspapers, Part III (1741–1950): With an additional 35 titles (and 1.2 million pages), Part III further extends the range of English regional newspapers and expands the views represented by the series- from the late-18th century to the mid-20th century.
  • British Library Newspapers, Part IV (1732–1950): This collection provides 23 publications (nearly 1.4 million pages) from across the United Kingdom and Ireland to reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the times.
  • NEW! British Library Newspapers, Part V (1746–1950): This collection includes newspapers from the Scottish localities of Fife, Elgin, Inverness, Paisley, and John O’Groats, as well as towns just below the border, such as Morpeth, Alnwick, and more. Teachers will also benefit from access to important titles such as the Coventry Herald, which features some of the earliest published writing of Mary Ann Evans (better known as George Eliot).

British periodicals – individual titles:

  • NEW! Punch Historical Archive, 1841–1992: Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity – and how the rest of the world saw the British.
  • The Economist Historical Archive, 1843–2012: Since it was established in 1843 to campaign for free trade and freedom of the individual, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and analysis of global news every week. This archive offers cross-searchable access to every issue, and provides unique contemporary perspectives on “current affairs” over the last 170 years.
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902–2011: Published each week since 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. It has featured the work of the world’s most influential writers and critics, from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s and 30s to A.N. Wilson and Christopher Hitchens in the 1990s and 2000s.  This archive offers cross-searchable access to more than 150,000 pages and over 300,000 articles.
  • The Listener Historical Archive, 1929–1991: Over its 62 year history, The Listener provided unique commentary on intellectual broadcasts of the week, previewed major literary and musical programmes, and regularly reviewed new books. It attracted contributions from E. M. Forster, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf. It also provided an important platform for new writers and poets, including W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin. This archive offers cross-searchable access to all 129,000 published pages, more than 226,000 articles, and transcripts of programmes.
  • The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938–1957: Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938-1957, defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century. This complete, full-text searchable facsimile archive provides teachers and students with online access to a remarkable visual record of two decades of history – from humorous and light-hearted snapshots of daily life in Britain to serious moments in domestic and international affairs.
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive Online, 1842–2003: Gain a vivid, full-colour picture of over 160 years of British and international history through access to the complete archive of the Illustrated London News – the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper – from the first issue in 1842 to the last in 2003.

British periodicals – historical collections:

  • 19th Century UK Periodicals Series 1: New Readerships: An online collection of British magazines, journals and specialty newspapers, the 19th Century UK Periodicals Series provides an in-depth view of British life in the Victorian age. This, the first collection in the series, marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture. The political spectrum of women’s writing, from Hearth and Home to the Women’s Penny Paper, offers important evidence of women’s changing status in the 1800s. Satirical and comic titles, such as Punch, throw light on what made people laugh during these times, and the rapid increase of publications devoted to children’s entertainment and education is illustrated through publications such as Boy’s Own Paper.
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals Series 2: Empire: This, the second collection in the 19th Century UK Periodicals Series, provides insight into the role Britain played beyond its own borders as an imperial power throughout the century. Complete runs of 91 periodicals chart a century in which Britain extended its influence, reaching new heights of empire building. Sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Australia, the collection offers access to periodicals from Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand and South Africa.

U.S. newspapers and periodicals:

  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers: Offering access to full-text content and images published by numerous newspapers from urban and rural regions across the U.S. during the 19th century, this unique collection enables teachers and students to explore key historical topics – such the American Civil War – from the U.S. perspective.
  • Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924–1950: A general-interest weekly magazine launched in 1924, Liberty flourished when illustrated magazines were the most important form of mass entertainment. With a circulation of over three million, it charted the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle America over more than two decades.