Reference

United Kingdom

Sites

* 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
Searchable full-text access to the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). This is the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.
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* 19th Century British Library Newspapers
Access a comprehensive range of British national, regional and local digitised newspapers in between the 17th and early 20th centuries.
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* 19th Century UK Periodicals
A collection of often rare online British magazines, journals and specialty newspapers that aim to provide an in-depth view of life in the Victorian age.
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* British Newspaper Archive
Search millions of digitized pages from the British Library's vast newspaper collection from the 1700s onwards.
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* British Newspapers 1600-1950
Digital collection of British historic newspapers from the British Library. Cross-searchable historical and cultural archive. One of the most significant digital collections of British historic newspapers and ephemera available online.
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* The Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004
Access the historical archive of the Daily Mail in a fully searchable and browseable digital format. Contains advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society.
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* The Guardian and The Observer (1791-2003)
This historical collection includes The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Searchable full text, you can also view digital reproductions of the original pages. Every page from every available issue is included. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection.
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* The Illustrated London News 1842 - 2003
Digital, full-colour reproductions of The Illustrated London News from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Every article and caption is full-text searchable with search-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations. Facsimilies of articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page in which they appear.
* Picture Post Historical Archive
The Picture Post Historical Archive contains every issue of the pioneering photo-journalism newspaper. High-principled yet entertaining, and featuring a whole stable of extraordinarily talented photographers, Picture Post (1938-1957) was read by an estimated 80% of the British population at its peak. It is an essential resource for studying international social and political issues of the day, and how they were brought into popular consciousness.
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* Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992
Access to the digital archive of Punch, the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire.
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* The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006
Access to the fully searchable digital archive of the British Sunday Times newspaper.
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* The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 1985
Search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.
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