British Library Newspapers

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All issues from 48 national, regional and local newspapers, from the British Library holdings.
Authorized users:
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Resource type:
1800 - 1900
Accessibility statement:
Gale's Electronic Product Accessibility Policy
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From the Gale-Cengage information page, as of May 2013:

Developed in partnership with the British Library and JISC, 19th Century British Library Newspapers offers full runs of national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library. The content includes 48 titles, totaling approximately 2.2 million pages, selected to reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published.

The papers have been carefully selected by an editorial board from the British Library whose purpose was to provide a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century; from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts. The collection is made up of daily and weekly publications and reflects Britain’s growing role as a superpower in the 19th century world.

19th Century British Library Newspapers enables users to search material previously only available in London-based reading rooms. Employing the latest imaging techniques, the collection offers its users highly illustrated materials on topics as diverse as business and sport, politics and entertainment. The collection will focus on London national newspapers, English regional papers, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism.

Laurier Library provides access to Part I only. Part II, III, and IV provide many additional titles.

Subjects covered:
  • History
Alternate titles:
  • Nineteenth Century British Newspapers
  • 19th Century British Newspapers