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 These provide rare, formerly inaccessible historical content from the world’s most prestigious libraries to UMC faculty, researchers and students.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
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.
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
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.
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