Regional journals in the BL newspaper collection

February 13, 2020, by Sarah

On trial: British Library Newspapers parts III – V

British Library Newspapers consists of collections from the British Library which span over 200 years of newspaper publishing in the U.K. In five parts, this series forms one of the largest collections of regional newspapers from the UK. Titles from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales have been digitized, providing an alternative voice to the major national newspapers

British Library Newspapers: Part I: 1800–1900
This collection contains 47 regional and local newspapers that illuminate diverse and distinct regional attitudes, cultures, and vernaculars, providing an alternative viewpoint to the London-centric national press.

British Library Newspapers: Part II: 1800–1900
This collection contains 22 regional and local newspapers that widen the geographic and political range of the British Library Newspapers series.

Thanks to JISC Collections, we have access to Parts I and II in perpetuity.

British Library Newspapers: Part III: 1741–1950
Part III adds even more regional and local depth to the British Library Newspaper series, encompassing powerful provincial news journals, local interest publications, and specialist titles.

British Library Newspapers: Part IV: 1732–1950
Part of the most comprehensive range of regional and local newspapers published in Britain between the mid-eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries ever made available in a digital collection, British Library Newspapers, Part IV: 1732-1950 provides 23 publications (nearly 1.4 million pages) from across the United Kingdom and Ireland to reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the times.

British Library Newspapers: Part V: 1746–1950
British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746–1950 adds even more regional and local depth to the British Library Newspaper series, featuring regional and local viewpoints especially from the northern part of the United Kingdom.

The rise of newspapers in Britain was a phenomenon which characterized a new age. The newspaper was increasingly a medium for information required by the commercially minded societies of major cities and regional centers. Taken as a whole, the huge production of newspapers in Britain provides an enormous resource for research on all subjects for all of the U.K., both urban and rural.

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