New Full Text Historical Newspapers
The UMC Library now has access to a valuable historical collection of full text newspapers. These are a part of the Gale Digital Collections. These provide rare, formerly inaccessible historical content from the world’s most prestigious libraries to UMC faculty, researchers and students. They may be searched by keyword. The search terms are highlighted and you can retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. These collections include:
The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 1985 Complete digital edition of The Times (London). The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent 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.
19th Century British Library Newspapers contains full runs of 48 influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society.
With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
The Economist Historical Archive is also available to UMC Library users. The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 ('EHA') is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide.
These new resources supplement the UMC Library's other full text historical recourses:
The New York Times (1851-2004) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue
American Periodical Series Online (ID 5197)
Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.
The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 1985 - 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection - 19th Century British Library Newspapers - -The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 - Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers