March 26, 2019, by Angela Shearsmith

On trial: historical collections from Gale Primary Sources

The library subscribes to a range of content from Gale. To complement the current trial to the Digital Scholar Lab we’re pleased to also bring you trial access to a number of historical collections from Gale Primary Sources:




Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. 

This collection provides researchers with an extensive range of primary source material documenting political extremism in the twentieth century, allowing researchers access to material ranging from the far right and fascist movements, to radical left wing groups.



The Telegraph      The Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2000

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper’s backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.



British Library Newspapers

British Library Newspapers: Part III, 1741-1950

British Library Newspapers: Part IV, 1732-1950

British Library Newspapers: Part V: 1780-1950

Part of the most comprehensive range of regional and local newspapers published in Britain between the mid-eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries made available in a digital collection


  Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992

From 1841 to 1992, Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of wit and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity — and how the rest of the world saw the British nation.



17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

In partnership with the Bodleian library, digital access to newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection is provided in a full text searchable format.. A unique source for building a picture of what was happening in politics, culture and society at this time, week-by-week, year-by-year.




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