The “Excellent Content” of British Library Newspapers, Part V

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Sourced from the extensive holdings of the British Library, British Library Newspapers delivers a wide range of irreplaceable local and regional voices to reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. These newspapers, emerging during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as a crucial channel of information in towns and major cities, provide researchers with a unique, first-hand perspective on history. Support researchers with “excellent content” on United Kingdom history with more than 750,000 pages from 36 newspapers from 1746-1950.

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 “This resource is intended for academic audiences. It would be most useful to researchers with an interest in United Kingdom history in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. However, because the United Kingdom played such a prominent role in world affairs during this time period, the collection offers broad-scope value to academic researchers in other geographic and/or subject areas (women’s rights and suffrage, culture, political reform, etc.). The resource content is excellent—as are the tools for search and discovery.”

–American Reference Books Annual, 2016

Part of the most comprehensive range of national, regional, and local newspapers published in Britain between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries ever made available in a digital collection, British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950 provides researchers with access to unique local and regional viewpoints on the social, political, and cultural events of the times.

With a concentration of titles from the northern part of the United Kingdom, the 36 newspapers in Part V deepen Gale’s northern regional content, doubling coverage in Scotland, tripling coverage in the Midlands, and adding a significant number of Northern titles to the British Library Newspapers series. Part V 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. Researchers 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).

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