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Newspapers and magazines

Useful resources for finding newspaper, magazine and periodical content. Covers both archive and current material.

Accessible Archives

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Description: Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records. Includes archives from African American Newspapers, American County Histories, Civil War archives and many other eighteenth and nineteenth century newspaper and journal archives.

 

African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1827-1998

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Description:

This resource provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African-American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles. Newly digitised, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.

 

African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

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Description:

This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, African Newspapers, Series 1, offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.  From repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade, life under colonial rule and the results of the Berlin Conference to the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism, these newspapers provide a wide range of viewpoints on diverse cultures.

Coverage: 1800-1922

 

American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger

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Description. Founded in New York City in 1857, The American Hebrew was established as the weekly source of news impacting international Jewish communities. Reports on the persecution of Jews in Romania and Russia, and the subsequent influx of Jewish immigrants to the U.S., were of intense interest to readers of the paper. In 1919, the publication featured an article called “The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!” by former New York governor Martin H. Glynn, where he cried out against the poor living conditions and treatment of Jews across Europe following World War I – a situation he discerned as a potential “holocaust.” The American Hebrew also spotlighted Jewish figures in arts and literature, such as Emma Lazarus, who gained posthumous fame when her sonnet “The New Colossus” was inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1912. The poet published the first poem she translated from the original Hebrew in an 1883 issue of the newspaper, and she joined her voice with other writers to advocate for opportunities in industrial education for Russian refugees. A special issue commemorating the death of Lazarus in 1884 featured tributes from such literary luminaries as Robert Browning, Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Greenleaf Whittier. Upon merging with The Jewish Messenger in 1903, the newspaper was officially known as The American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger. For students and researchers from a variety of fields, including U.S. and world history, culture, and Jewish studies, the digitized pages of this historic publication (1857-1922) are an invaluable resource from a Jewish American perspective in a rapidly changing world.

 

The American Israelite  

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Description. “Let there be light” has been the motto of The American Israelite since it was first published in 1854 with the intention to illuminate principles of Jewish faith and instill a sense of community among American Jews who often lived in geographically dispersed locations. Originally printed as The Israelite until 1874, this weekly is considered thelongest-running English-language Jewish newspaper available in the country Published in Cincinnati, OH, the paper was started by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, best known as the founderof Reform Judaism in the U.S. The American Israelite published numerous editorial columns ardently in defense of the civil and religious rights of all Jews, writtenby Wise. These efforts eventually led to formation of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations which he initiated in Cincinnati. Wise also frequently penned columns calling for a Jewish educational institution, resulting in the establishment of the Hebrew Union College. Additionally, Wise also wrote several novels which were published as serials in his newspaper. For insight into the growth and development of Reform Judaism in the U.S., the digitized issues of The American Israelite (1854-2000) provide a valuable record of events and issues as they unfolded. Access to these primary source materials will be of benefit to students and researchers interested in culture and civil rights history, as well as national and world news presented from a Jewish American perspective.

 

 American Periodicals

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Description: This database contains over 1500 full-text periodicals published in between 1740 and 1940. Subjects cover history, literature, history of science and medicine, law, news and magazines, politics, religion, education, women’s studies, and art. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and ground-breaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.
Coverage 1740-1940

 

 

America's Historical Newspapers Series 2

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Description: Includes more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1736 and 1920.
  Includes Early American Newspapers Series 2, 1758-1900
  Search by dates/eras, article types (news & opinion, election returns, letters, poetry/songs, legislative, prices, advertisements, matrimony & death notices), region/state, and newspaper name.

 

Art and Architecture Archive

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Description. This archival collection of digitized searchable backfiles from first issue to the year 2005, of many of the foremost art and architecture magazines of the 20th-century, supports scholarship across the spectrum of disciplines in the arts, from fine and applied arts through to interior design, industrial design, and landscape gardening. The title list includes: Apollo, Architectural Review, Architects Journal, Art Monthly, British Journal of Photography, Country Life, Eye, Graphis, Ornament and more.
Coverage: 1895 - 2005

 

Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo

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Description. Access to the current issues as well as the complete archive of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Also available are two weekly magazines, Aera and Shūkan Asahi, and an annual new-word dictionary Chiezō, Who’s Who Database, and Historical Photo Archive. For Asahi Shimbun, issues from 1985 to the present are available as full text; Pre-1985 issues back to 1879 when the newspaper was first published (as Osaka Asahi Shimbun) are available in facsimile format. The Historical Photo Archive contains more than 10,000 photographs, the majority ranging from before and after the Manchurian Incident to the period after the defeat in war.

 

Atlanta Daily World

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Description: Atlanta Daily World provides more than seven decades of this newspaper’s historic coverage, online and easily searchable. Home to the first black correspondent assigned to cover the White House, this archive includes first-hand coverage of the infamous Scottsboro Case and witnesses the fight for civil rights from a black, Southern US perspective.
Coverage: 1931-2003.

 

The Baltimore Afro-American

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Description: The Baltimore Afro-American was the most widely circulated black newspaper on the U.S. Atlantic coast. It was the first black newspaper to have correspondents reporting on World War II, foreign correspondents, and female sports correspondents. This archive collection gives you access to all issues between 1893 and 1988. Issues have been scanned from cover to cover and you can search or browse the database.
Coverage: 1893, 1895-1899, 1901-1988.

 

Black Studies Center

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Description: Black Studies Center is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources that aims to record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.  At its core is Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience™, a series of topical studies help define the development of Black Studies as an academic field. The Black Studies Center gateway makes it cross-searchable with the historical backfiles of the Chicago Defender, as well as current scholarly works from International Index to Black Periodicals—Full Text™, the Marshall Index, and the Black Literature Index.

 

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Description:

British Library Newspapers from Gale consists of collections from the British Library which span over two hundred years of newspaper publishing in the UK. The rise of newspapers in Britain was a phenomenon which characterised a new age and the huge production of newspapers provides an enormous resource for research on all subjects for all of the UK, both urban and rural. Over 150 regional and local titles are included.

Coverage: 1732 to 1950.  Title lists and further info can be found at http://gale.cengage.co.uk/british-library-newspapers.aspx
Note: Do we have access to the British Newspaper Archive? (http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/hcalibrarian/2017/04/21/british-newspaper-archive/)

 

British Periodicals

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Description: Provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
Userguide: http://proquest.libguides.com/britishperiodicals
Coverage: from 1680s to 1950s

 

Burney Newspaper Collection

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Description: 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 present digital collection provides nearly 1 million pages from approximately 1,270 titles of newspapers, news pamphlets, and newsbooks of the period. They 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.
Coverage: 17th to 18th century.

 

Chicago Defender

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: Chicago Defender provides more than six decades of this newspaper’s historic coverage, online and easily searchable. The newspaper was a proponent of The Great Migration, the move of over 1.5 million African-Americans from the segregated South to the industrial North from 1915 to 1925. It reported on the Red Summer race riots of 1919, and editorialized for anti-lynching legislation and the integration of blacks into the U.S. military.
Coverage: 1910-1975.

 

China Core Newspapers

(access to index level content only)

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Access on and off-campus. Access to index level content only.

Description: A full-text database of articles from 633 newspapers in China. Updated daily. Although we have not purchased the full-text access, searching for bibliographical information is free.
Coverage: 2000 to present.
Note: The CNKI platform user manual can be found here.

 

Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953)

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Description: The database provides access to the full text of about a dozen English language newspapers published in China during the said period. It includes historical local, regional and national news on a wide range of issues of the day. The database is cross searchable with other ProQuest historical newspapers or with all the ProQuest databases we have purchased or subscribed to.
Coverage: 1832-1953

 

Cleveland Call & Post

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Description: EDITOR WILLIAM O. WALKER used his newspaper to rally the masses in support of equal rights, much as civil rights leaders would decades later. In the 1930s, the Cleveland Call & Post called upon the local community to support the Scottsboro defendants with letters, clothing, stamps, and cigarettes. It also encouraged donations to the defense fund for the innocent youths, reminding its readers that the freedom of nine Southern black boys wasn’t all that was at stake — so were the rights of all black Americans to a fair jury trial. Through his newspaper, Walker also promoted participation in politics, urged the establishment of legal aid societies by the African-American community, and encouraged black solidarity and self-reliance. Today’s researchers can explore online 57 years of the Cleveland Call & Post.
Coverage: 1934-1991.

 

Country Life Archive

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Description:

A comprehensive archive (1897 to 2005) of the weekly British culture and lifestyle magazine, Country Life, focusing on fine art and architecture, the great country houses, and rural living. Every page is fully searchable, and reproduced in full color and high resolution. Country Life Archive presents a chronicle of more than 100 years of British heritage, including its art, architecture, and landscapes, with an emphasis on leisure pursuits such as antique collecting, hunting, shooting, equestrian news, and gardening.

Coverage: 1897 to 2005

 

Current Digest of the Russian Press

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Description:

Founded in 1949, The Current Digest was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991), followed by The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (1992-2010), and now The Current Digest of the Russian Press since January 2011 (from issue No. 3, Vol. 63).

Each week the Current Digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, translated into English.

The translations are intended for use in teaching and research. They are therefore presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not of the publisher of the journal.

Coverage: 1949-current.

 

Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)

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Description:

This archive includes nearly 1.2 million pages of content from the Daily Mail from its first issue in 1896 until 2004, including all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images. The archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

 

Early American Imprints, Series I

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Description Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans' "American Bibliography" and Roger Bristol's supplement. Series I also offers new imprints not available in microform editions.
Coverage 1639-1800

 

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Description: Full text of the weekly publication which covers international politics and business news and opinion.
Coverage:

Economist.com: July 19 1997 to the present.

Economist Historical Archive: 1843 until 2015.

Additional Information:

Economist.com - The Publisher recommends using the Internet Explorer or Chrome browsers when using this resource.

The Library's subscription to the Economist does not include the option to use the Economist app.

 

Access: On and off campus
Description: The Eighteenth Century Journals portal consists of five Sections, containing digitised images of about 270 rare journals printed between c1685 and 1835. Topics cover a very wide range of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life, including: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion, etc. Many of these journal are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. The publisher suggests that all of the titles in this portal have been carefully screened against other eighteenth century e-resources to ensure that there is minimal overlap. Resources checked include Early English Books Online (EEBO); Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), The Burney Newspaper Collection, and British Periodicals (1680s to 1930s), all of which are in our Database list.
Coverage: 1685-1835

 

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

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Description:

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to the 21st century. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Issues have been scanned in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of articles, covers, ads and reviews.

The Library has access to:

  • EIMA1: Music, Radio and The Stage;
  • EIMA2: Cinema, Film and Television (Part 1);
  • EIMA3: Cinema, Film and Television (Part 2);

NB: The LIbrary has perpetual access to EIMA 1 and 2 but only subscription access to EMIA 3 - the Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.

 

Europeana Newspapers

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Description: Funded under the European Commission’s CIP 2007 – 2013 programme, this is a three-year project, running until January 2015 in which 18 million historic newspaper pages are aggregated for Europeana and The European Library. the project aim is to convert 10 million newspaper pages to full text. This will help users quickly search for specific articles, people and locations mentioned within the newspaper, creating a special content viewer to improve online newspaper browsing.

 

 

Factiva is a key resource

Factiva

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Description: Provides business news and information together with Reuters Fundamentals and D&B company profiles. It contains more than 35,000 authoritative sources including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires. Also includes most world press including UK national and regional press and trade magazines. Content by freelance writers, some features and supplements may not be available.
Coverage: Click on the info icon next to each publication for coverage information and update schedules.  The oldest article is from 1944 (Le Monde).
Additional Information:

User Guide

 
Access information:

Access via the library-specific url which will ask for your University login. First-time users will be asked to register for an individual account.

  In addition to the free information available to all visitors to the site, our subscription also provides access to a range of additional tools and resources including Exclusive FT News and Comment (including Lex) Industry-specific insight and analysis Surveys/in-depth reports - industries, countries and business trends, Power Search tool searching through the 15-year FT archive, View print edition - exclusive previews from the Financial Times newspaper, FT Confidential Research, Instant Insight and Editors Choice email.
Mobile access: On a mobile device, go to app.ft.com and use the email address and password you created on first-time login.
Note: FT Terms and Conditions

 

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Description: FBIS Daily Reports, 1974-1996 consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the globe. These media sources were monitored in their languages of origin, translated into English and issued by an agency of the US government.
Coverage:

Africa, 1987-1996

Eastern Europe, 1974-1996

The Middle East and North Africa, 1974-1987

Near East and South Asia, 1987-1996

South Asia, 1980-1987

Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974-1980

 

Access information: Available from LexisLibrary and Factiva. LexisLibrary: select the ‘News’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Factiva: cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title.
Description: The Guardian newspaper published Monday-Saturday. Available on day of publication. Sister paper The Observer, published Sunday, is also available via LexisLibrary and Factiva. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage: LexisLibrary 14th July 1984- date.
  Factiva: 2nd January 1981
Additional information:

For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content

 

The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003), ProQuest Historical Newspapers

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Description: Search the full text of the newspapers’ historic content. Articles (including advertisements) are available as scanned PDFs both at article and page level.
Coverage: 1791-2003

 

Harper's Bazaar Archive

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Description:

A comprehensive, searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of every issue of the US edition of Harper's Bazaar from its first appearance in 1867 to the current month. Reproduced in high-resolution color page images and supported by fully searchable text and indexing, this resource provides access to a chronicle of 20th century American and international fashion, culture, and society, supporting researchers by offering a cultural lens into the modern era.

Coverage: 1867 onwards

 

Access information: Available on and off campus via LexisLibrary: Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available on campus and via the VPN from Factiva: Cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title. Available on and off campus via Gale Cengage - select Publication Search option.
Description: Full text of The Herald and Sunday Herald newspapers. Monday-Saturday available on day of publication, Sunday Herald available 2 days after publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. The Herald and Sunday Herald are also available to consult on microfilm in the Main Library. The Herald’s sister title, The Evening Times is also available via LexisLibrary and Factiva.
Coverage: LexisLibrary: The Herald: 1st Jan 1992-present, Sunday Herald: 7th Feb 1999.
  Factiva: The Herald: 21st Sept 1981 -present (Note: selected coverage from 21 September 1981 to 8 November 1996, abstracts from 21 September 1981 to 30 June 1988). Sunday Herald: 25th July 1999- present.
  Gale Cengage: Glasgow Herald: Feb 4th 1820- Dec. 31st 1900
Additional information: For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content

 

Illustrated London News

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Description:

The Illustrated London News Historical Archive gives students and researchers unprecedented online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations. Facsimiles of articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page in which they appear. Wherever possible Special Numbers covering special events such as coronations or royal funerals have been included.

 

Access information: Available via on and off campus from LexisLibrary. Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available on campus and via the VPN from Factiva: Cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title.
Description: Full text of newspaper articles. Available on day of publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. Click on info icon beside titles on LexisLibrary or Factiva for more information.
Coverage: LexisLibrary: Independent: 19th September 1988, Sunday Independent: From 28th January 1990.
  Factiva: Independent: 1st June 1988- present (Abstracts from 1st Jun 1988 to 29th Jun 1998. Selected coverage from 1st Jun 1998 to 28th Jan 1997). Sunday Independent: From 29th October 2006.
Additional information: For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content

 

Independent Voices

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Description:

Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.

 

InfoTrac Newsstand

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Description:

InfoTrac Newsstand provides full-text access to more than 2,300 world national and regional newspapers. Includes information about the contents of other titles. Also, sources of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts are included.

The resource allows users to search articles by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields.

 

 

Irish Newspaper Archives

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Description: Irish Newspaper Archives contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700's to current day.  Title list at https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/plist_static/

 

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Description: This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

 

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Description: Among the longest-running Russian newspapers, Izvestiia was founded in March 1917 and during the Soviet period was the official organ of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Remarkable for its serious and balanced treatment of subject matter, Izvestiia has traditionally been a popular news source within intellectual and academic circles. The database platform offers the option to go to “All Sources” so that you can cross-search the content with the Pravda Digital Archive and other digital resources.
Coverage: 1917-2013
Note: Current issues can be accessed freely at http://izvestia.ru

 

Japan Times Archive

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Description:

Founded in 1897, The Japan Times is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan. It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper Includes unique articles that cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. The Japan Times Archives provides full-text access to issues from March 1897 to December 2018, and the Japan times Online (free version) includes articles from 1999 to present. Use Factiva if you encounter access restrictions to the current year.

Coverage: 1897 to present.

 

 

Access information. Available on or off campus.  The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description. The Jewish Advocate was first printed in Boston, 1909, by Jacob deHass, executive secretary to the founder of modern political Zionism. With the intention to serve and unite the booming Jewish community throughout New England, The Jewish Advocate was formed to instruct on matters of the Jewish faith and to champion the establishment of a Jewish state. Briefly, the newspaper was also published as The Jewish Home Journal and The Boston Advocate. The pages of The Jewish Advocate gave voice to the publication’s staunch support for the appointment of Louis Brandeis as the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice in the U.S, and nearly thirty years later for the foundation of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. In the years leading up to the World War II, the newspaper was also a rare voice in the media to warn of Hitler’s rise to power in Europe, and the threat it posed for Jewish people. Following the war, organizations formed to rebuild the lives of Jewish refugees found support and a forum for discussion and debate in the weekly publication. The Jewish Advocate continues to be a primary source of regional, national and international news and information for subscribers in New England and across the U.S., as well around the world. This digital newspaper archive (1905-1990) provides an in-depth historical perspective on issues and events pertaining to the rise of Zionism and the development of Jewish-American culture.

 

Access information. Available on or off campus.  The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description. The Jewish Exponent first hit the presses in 1887, founded by a group of 43 prominent Philadelphia businessmen. This stock ownership was meant to ensure the newspaper represented the entire community while serving in its coverage of local, national and international news. Charles Hoffman, a native Philadelphian lawyer and rabbi, as well as an ardent Zionist, served as the publication’s first editor and publisher. He penned a weekly column, “Men and Things” as a platform to explore issues of conservative Judaism. From the early days of the worldwide Zionist movement, The Jewish Exponent staunchly supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland and carried news of developments in Israel. Other topics the publication championed and brought to the attention of readers in the early and mid-20th century included Jewish immigration and the expanding influence in American public life. Over the decades The Jewish Exponent has not only been a primary source of news and information, but also a forum for stimulating discussion and debate. The publication has received annual awards from the American Jewish Press Association for excellence in Jewish Journalism.

 

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Description: Free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research use accessed from a single interface. Collections included cover a range of subject areas.
Coverage: Includes access to Getty Images and a range of newsreels including, ITN, Gaumont, British Paramount, Channel 4 and Reuters. Also material from Imperial War Museum, Wellcome Library, Royal Geographical Society & St George's Hospital Medical School as well as Art & Design collections.  Content is in the process of being transferred to the new publisher.

 

LexisLibrary is a key resource

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Access on and off-campus (Working off-campus click on Academic Sign-In. In the Select federation drop-down menu choose UK ACCESS MANAGEMENT FEDERATION and click Go. Scroll down list provided and click on the link to the University of Edinburgh).

Description: Online legal research service covering case law, legislation and most UK national and regional newspapers. Includes Butterworths Scots Law Direct (Laws of Scotland) which contains essential services for anyone interested in Scots law, including Scottish Case Reports Direct and Scottish Legislation Direct.

 

LGBT Magazine Archive

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Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires on 31 December 2021. 

Description:

Unlike other digital offerings in this area that have largely focused on short-lived, informal publications, LGBT Magazine Archive will offer the complete backfiles of many of the leading, established, long-running periodicals of this type. Coverage is from the first issue of each publication, with the earliest content dating from 1957 and the default termination point for each title is 2015 (or the journal ceased date). Each title is scanned from cover to cover in full colour.

Magazines of this type have been a crucial source of identification for many LGBT people; they chronicle the evolution of myriad aspects of LGBT history and culture, including law/politics/society, the arts, health, and, lifestyle. Whilst this material will be indispensable for dedicated LGBT studies and broader gender/sexuality research, it will, additionally, cater to interests in many related disciplines, including 20th-century history and culture, sociology, psychology, health, and literature/arts.

Coverage:

1954 - 2015

 

The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991

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Description:

Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcasts, The Listener was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century, and also to the golden years of radio and television. This resource offers researchers and students access to the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Listener.

Coverage: 1929-1991

 

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Description: Published weekly since 1929 by the Soviet Writers' Union, Literaturnaia gazeta has always served as the leading Russian literary newspaper. Established on April 22, 1929 with the support of the "father of Soviet literature," writer Maxim Gorky, Literaturnaia gazeta is a landmark publication in Russia's cultural heritage. With its focus on literary and intellectual life, Literaturnaia gazeta allowed Soviet Russia’s preeminent authors, poets, and cultural figures a particular podium for commentary, affording perhaps fewer restrictions than might be possible in other publications. Literaturnaia gazeta was considered the most open among newspapers of the Soviet era, and it remains popular among the intelligentsia in today’s Russia.
Coverage: 1929-2013
Note: Current issues can be accessed freely at http://www.lgz.ru

 

Le Monde

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Description: One of France's leading newspapers.
Coverage:

Full text from January 1987.

Access to certain freelance articles and other features within this publication (e.g. photographs, classifieds, etc.) may not be available.

Alternative Access:

Print copies - current 2 months Main Library Level 4. 

Le Monde website provides free access to some content at https://www.lemonde.fr

 

Los Angeles Sentinel

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: FROM ITS EARLIEST beginnings when it urged African-Americans not to “spend your money where you can’t work,” the Los Angeles Sentinel has exposed prejudice, promoted social change, and empowered the black community. By accessing more than 70 years of cover-to-cover reporting, today’s readers view the Depression through the eyes of African-Americans in the 1930s. They can follow the grass-roots struggle against the racially restrictive housing covenants of the 1940s. Researchers can follow Roy Wilkins’ column, “The Watchtower,” and see how he attacked efforts to label civil rights activists as “communists” during the Cold War. Today, this independent publication continues to cover community and world issues from the unique cultural perspective of the Los Angeles African-American community.
Coverage: 1934-2005.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: The Middle Eastern & North African Newspapers collection includes publications from across this dynamic region, providing unique insights into the history of individual countries, as well as broad viewpoints on key historic events from the late nineteenth century through the present. Key topics include the decline of colonialism, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Suez Crisis, the Cold War, the rise of the petroleum industry, twentieth-century pan-Arab movements, both World Wars, the establishment of the state of Israel, the Iran-Iraq War, and the recent Arab Spring. Content in the Middle Eastern & North African Newspapers collection is predominantly in Arabic, but also includes key titles in English and French. The following newspaper titles, plus more, are included: Al-Iqbal (from Lebanon, in Arabic); Tangier Gazette (from Morocco, in English and French); and La Vérité (from Algeria, in French and Arabic). This is Open Access resource made available by East View and the Center for Research Libraries.

 

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Description: Naver News Library is a full-text Korean newspaper article database containing the following four major newspapers: Tonga ilbo (Dong-A ilbo) 1920-1999; Kyŏnghyang sinmun (Kyunghyang Shinmun) 1946-1999; Maeil kyŏngje sinmun (Maeil Business Newspaper) 1966-1999; and Han’gyŏre (The Hankyoreh ) 1988-1999.
  The database is full text searable with three display options - original text, Han'gul version text and original images.

 

News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive

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Access on or off campus.

Description:

Offering full runs of 15 major 20th-century titles, in full-color, page-image format. News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive makes newly available and accessible these key sources, for which the archival print issues have not consistently been retained by libraries. Titles include Newsweek, UN Chronicle, NATO Review and New Internationalist.

Coverage: 1918-2015

 

New York Amsterdam News

Access information: Access on and off campus through ProQuest. Current content also available on campus and via the VPN through Factiva. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.Click on ’ Source’ and select from A-Z list or search for title.
Description: Founded in 1909, and one of only 50 Black newspapers in the United States at that time, the New York Amsterdam News is one of the leading Black newspapers of the 20th century. This archive collection gives you access to all issues between 1922 and 1993. Issues have been scanned from cover to cover and you can search or browse the database.
Coverage:

1922-1993.

 

New York Times (1980 onwards) via Proquest

New York Times (1985 onwards) via Gale

Access information: Access on and off-campus through ProQuest and Gale. Current content also available on campus and via the VPN through Factiva. Cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on ’ Source’ and select from A-Z list or search for title.
Description: Full text of the New York Times, including the full archive from 1851. Some articles written by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. New York Times Magazine is available to search separately from both ProQuest and Factiva. New York Times Book Review available to search separately via Gale.
Coverage:

1851 to 2015: Historical New York Times via ProQuest.

1st June 1980 to date: New York Times via ProQuest.

1st June 1980 to date:  New York Times via Factiva.

1st January 1985 to date:  New York Times via Gale

 

New York Tribune (1841-1922)

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Description: This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

 

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Description: Access to over 23,000 UK and international news and business sources, financial and market reports, biographical data and thousands of legal and regulatory services. Includes Company Dossier which delivers company information on 100 million international companies and executives.

 

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Description:

This includes Series 1 and 2 of a collection of digitised versions of key 19th century UK periodicals sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and other libraries.

Series 1: New Readerships: Women’s, Children’s, Humour and Leisure/Sport.

Series 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary & Colonial.

Coverage:

See the title lists below for full details of coverage.

 

 

The Norfolk Journal & Guide

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: UNDER THE LEADERSHIP of P.B. Young, the “Dean of the Negro Press,” The Norfolk Journal and Guide became one of the best researched and written newspapers of its era, with a circulation of more than 80,000 by the 1940s. It argued against restrictive covenants, rallied against lynching, encouraged blacks to vote, supported improvements to city streets and water systems, and more. In contrast to other black newspapers, such as the Chicago Defender (with which The Norfolk Journal and Guide is cross searchable), this newspaper campaigned against The Great Migration of Southern laborers to the North. It was one of only a few black newspapers to provide on-the-scene coverage of the 1930s Scottsboro trial, and helped raise legal funds for the nine young black defendants. This Southern-based newspaper had to use a factual, unemotional tone in expressing opinions on social injustice. This approach attracted advertising from local and national white-owned businesses —such as Goodrich, Pillsbury, and Ford — that other black newspapers didn’t receive.
Coverage: 1921-2003.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus
Description: The English North China Herald is universally acclaimed as the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s.
  During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Great Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in the major cities. It was published in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s dealing with the Euro-American world and a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy.
  As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first – and sometimes only – point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus from LexisLibrary. Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available on campus and via the VPN from Factiva. Cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title.
Description: Full text of articles published in The Observer newspaper published on Sunday. Content available on day of publication. Sister title, The Guardian is also available via LexisLibrary and Factiva. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage: LexisLibrary : From 1993
  Factiva: From 4th Jan 1981. (Selected coverage from 4 January 1981 to 22 January 2000||Abstracts from 4 January 1981 to 31 October 1989).
Additional information:

Historic content from The Guardian and Observer (1791-2003) is availbale from ProQuest's Historical Newspapers. See the entry for The Guardian and Observer (1791-2003).

Databases G

  For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus. Off campus access requires the use of the University VPN - click for instructions on how to access to the University network via the VPN.
Description:

Full text of El Pais newspaper  from 17/09/2018 onwards.

For pre-current digital content, go to bottom of the newspaper homepage and click “Comprar Ejemplar” in the newspaper cover image. See the user guide to locate the digital edition link.

Full-text archive between the first issue 04/05/1976 until 07/02/2012 is available by clicking here.

Coverage: 4th May 1976 – 7th Feb 2012; then 17th Sept 2018 onwards
Note: 5 concurrent users

 

People's Daily (From 1946-May 2012)

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Description: Complete archives of the People's Daily (Ren min ri bao) newspaper 1946- May 2012 and current subscription from June 2012- December 2016.  People's Daily is the most important official newspaper in China, recording social, economic and political life in the country.  The database can be browsed by date, and is searchable by date, article title, author, and keyword in the full text. This database is in simplified Chinese.
Coverage: For access to content from June 2012- December 2016, please follow the second link above.  2019 content is available from the third link above but please note this is a free (ie non-subscribed) source and is outwith the control of the Library.

 

Picture Post Historical Archive

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Description:

The Picture Post Historical Archive comprises the complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957, digitized from originals in full colour. Picture Post's innovative use of photojournalism brought the major social and political issues of the day into popular consciousness, providing a snapshot of everyday British life from the 1930s to the 1950s.

 

The Philadelphia Tribune

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: The oldest continuously published daily black newspaper in the U.S., The Philadelphia Tribune was founded by Christopher James Perry. His paper conveyed ideas and opinions about local and national issues affecting blacks in the post-emancipation period, and today continues to serve the country’s fourth largest African-American community. The Philadelphia Tribune campaigned to appoint black citizens to the board of education, city council, and, judiciary. It actively supported the growth of the United Way fund and launched a “clean block” program, promoting the health, safety, and well-being of the city’s residents. The newspaper fought against segregation and rallied against the race riots in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Coverage: 1912-2001.

 

Pittsburgh Courier

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Pittsburgh Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Pittsburgh Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.
Coverage: 1911-2002.

 

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Description: This is the complete full-text and full-image archive of the most important newspaper of the Soviet era. Pravda (or "Truth") was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991.
  The database is in Russian.
Coverage: 1912 – present.

 

ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Full-text collections and titles from variously 18th century to current decade.
Content: Includes:

American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger | Atlanta Constitution | Atlanta Daily World | Austin American Statesman | Calgary Herald | Chicago Defender | Chinese Newspaper Collection | Civil War Era | Cleveland Call & Post | Communist Newspaper Collection Dayton Daily News |   Detroit Free Press |    Edmonton Journal | Hartford Courant | Jerusalem Post | Jewish Exponent | Leader-Post (Regina) | Los Angeles Sentinel | Louisville Courier-Journal | Minneapolis Star Tribune | Montreal Gazette | Nashville Tennessean | New York Amsterdam News | New York Tribune/Herald Tribune | Newsday | Philadelphia Inquirer | Pittsburgh Courier | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | San Francisco Chronicle | South China Morning Post | St. Louis Post Dispatch |St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times.

The American Israelite | The Arizona Republican | The Baltimore Afro-American | The Baltimore Sun | The Boston Globe | The Christian Science Monitor | The Cincinnati Enquirer | The Globe and Mail | The Indianapolis Star | The Jewish Advocate | The Korea Times | The Norfolk Journal & Guide | The Philadelphia Tribune | The Province (Vancouver) | Times of India | Toronto Star | Vancouver Sun | Victoria Times-Colonist | Windsor Star.

Coverage: Title dependent but the collection as a whole, from 18th century to current decade.

 

Access information: Available via LexisLibrary. Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available from Factiva. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.
Description: Full text of Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Evening News. Scotsman and Evening News available online on day of publication, Scotland on Sunday available on the day after publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage: LexisLibrary: Scotsman: From 1st Jan 1993.Scotland on Sunday: From 1st Jan 1993.Evening News: From 16th Oct 1997.
  Factiva: Scotsman : 29th August 1981 (Includes: Abstracts from 29 August 1981 to 15 October 1992. Selected Coverage from 29 August 1981 to 12 November 1996). Scotland on Sunday 17th Jan 1993 (Selected coverage from 17 January 1993 to 23 November 1996). Evening News: From 2nd April 1998.
Additional information: For historic content consult The Historical Scotsman (see below).
  For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content

 

The Historical Scotsman [Scotsman archive]

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Archive coverage of the Scotsman newspaper. See Scotsman entry for information on finding more recent content. The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday also available to consult on Microfilm in the Main Library.
Coverage: 1817 to 1950.
Additional information: For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content

 

 

 

Service Newspapers of World War Two

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Description:

Service Newspapers of World War Two contains an extensive range of both rare and well-known wartime publications for soldiers serving in major theatres around the world. Publications are included from many key nations involved in the conflict, such as the US, Canada, New Zealand, India, and the countries of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Both Allied and Axis publications are presented, offering a broad view of the war and the experiences of those on its front lines.

 

Shen Bao Digital Archive

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 Access on and off campus

Description:

The Shen Bao newspaper (1872-1949) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial Chinese newspaper published in Shanghai before the establishment of the People’s Republic. The digital archive presents the complete collection of all issues, containing 2 million articles. The database is full-text searchable and the articles can be displayed with in text and image formats. 

 

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Description: The database offers access to every complete page of every issue of The Times (London), including every headline, article, editorial, birth and death notice, and advertisement. The newspaper can be viewed either at the article or full-page level, and is searchable across all the 7.6 million articles.
  For the full-text contents (not page images) of the last 20 years, please see entries for LexisLibrary or Factiva.
Coverage: From 1785 to 2011.

 

For historic content (1785-2011) see The Times Digital Archive.

Access information: Available on and off campus via LexisLibrary. Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Available on campus and via the VPN from Factiva. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.
Description: Full text of broadsheet newspapers available online on the day of publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage: LexisLibrary; From 1st July 1985.
  Factiva: The Times: 2nd Jan 1981 Sunday Times: 4th Jan 1981 (For both: Selected coverage from 4 January 1981 to 6 July 1985, Abstracts from 4 January 1981 to 6 July 1985).

 

Access information:

Available on and off campus via registration for an individual account using  your @ed.ac.uk email address.

Description:

Online articles and digital editions from the THE website, with the option of a weekly email alert when the new edition is available. THE app is available for download.

Access is available for the latest weekly edition, as well as full text  dating back to January 2013.  An archive of earlier articles can be searched.

Coverage: Latest weekly edition and full text from January 2013 onwards.
Note: Older content, back to 2000, is available from LexisLibrary

 

The Times of India

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Description:

The world's largest circulation English daily newspaper. Founded in 1838 to serve the British residents of West India, The Times of India now circulates more than 4 million copies, covering almost 8 million Readers.

Particularly valuable for its coverage of key historical events in India, including the rise of Gandhi's Civil Disobedience movement, the 1947 Independence and Partition through to the landmark date of 1998 when Pakistan became a nuclear power.

Coverage: 1838 - 

 

Access information Access on and off campus.
Description The TLS weekly is the essential companion for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 1902, the TLS has scrutinized, applauded and dissected the work of leading writers and thinkers, offering comprehensive coverage of the most important publications, in every subject, in several languages, as well as reviewing current theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions. The TLS Historical Archive offers the complete online fully-searchable edition from the first edition in 1902 up to 2011. It allows you to explore an archive of over 300,000 reviews, letters and poems, and to access previously unpublished, comprehensive biographical information about the contributors – many of whom originally wrote for the paper anonymously. Content from 2012 onwards can be searched and full text retrieved via FACTIVA, though this is no facsimile version for browsing. You can limit search in TLS only by selecting this publication within All Sources. Neither the historical archive nor the current content are covered by DiscoverEd search at the moment
Additional Information Supported browsers - also clear cache if having difficulties.  
Coverage: Content over 4 yrs old released on a monthly basis.

 

Access information: Available from British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC). Choose University of Edinburgh from drop-down menu.
Description: Fully searchable database of the programmes listed in television listing magazine TVTimes.
Coverage: September 1955 to March 1985.

 

Access information. Access on and off campus.
Description. Database includes 3 million pages of 19th to 21st century British popular newspapers, from 1835 to current (updated daily). Titles include: Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Church Times, The Watchman, Daily Worker, Morning Star and collections covering World Wars I & II by means of Fascist and Communist Political Press and a number of Regional Newspapers.

 

The Vogue Archive

Access informaton: Access on and off campus.
Description: Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. More than 400,000 pages are included. Vogue is a unique record of international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history.
Coverage: 1892 to the present day.

 

Access information:

Available on campus and off campus via the VPN through Factiva - see link above for VPN access. Historical content available on and off campus via ProQuest.

Description: Full text of US newspaper available online on the day of publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage:

Factiva: 1st Jan 1984-current.

ProQuest: 1877-2000.

Additional information: For more information on finding newspaper articles see newspaper entry.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900, is a subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of 50,000 publications, 48,000 personal names, 4,572 issuing bodies and 756 subjects.
Coverage: 1800-1900.

 

Access information: Open access
Description: Welsh Newspapers Online Beta currently lets you search and access over 630,000 pages from nearly 100 newspaper publications generally up to 1910 and will grow to over 1 million pages as more publications are added during 2014. This resource also includes newspaper content that has been digitised by The Welsh Experience of World War One project.

 

Women's Magazine Archive I and II

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines published in North America. Issues are scanned in high-resolution colour and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Seventeen are just some of the titles included. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

 

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Description.

Full text database of Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the most influential daily newspapers in Japan, from the first issue in 1874 to the present. The database also includes Regional Sections (Showa Era, 昭和の地域版), the English edition, The Daily Yomiuri, from 1989 to the present (by selecting ‘English’ on the upper right side of the homepage), as well as biographical information on some 26,000 people.  Updated daily.

Note: 5 concurrent users, please logout when finished.  To save articles, use Chrome browser and select print to pdf function.
Userguide: https://database.yomiuri.co.jp/rekishikan/pdfinfoView.action?pdfinfoId=27&location=index

 

Youth and Popular Culture Magazine Archive

Access information:

Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.

Description:

Full-text periodicals from 1940-present, highlighting topics and trends of youth culture such as fashion, rock and roll, sports, sexuality, dating, as well as youth portrayal in the media. At completion, this collection will have 200,000 pages from periodicals published in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Content: Content includes Fabulous 208, Clarity Magazine, Flip Magazine and Petticoat.