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British Isles Online Primary Resources: Newspapers

This is a guide to the major electronic resources M.S.U. Libraries has bought or is subscribing to about/from the British Isles. It can be used for literary, historical, political, or social/economic topics.


Annual Register

1758-1953 Link goes to a version in Hathi Trust collection from our online catalog.  Not a newspaper per se but an annual publication about events around the world that were of concern/interest to the British.


Manchester Guardian




1990- here

Irish Times

1859-2012  From Dublin, Ireland

Daily Mail Historical Archive

1896-2004  Progressive newspaper for ordinary, busy people.  For emphasis and scope see the essay about its history in the "Essays" section of the web site.

Observer (London) 1791-1900

Observer (London) 1901-2003

Telegraph Historical Archive

1855-2000 One of the world's highest circulating newspapers in the English language.  Includes also the Sunday issues from 1961-2000.  The BBC describes it as "the newspaper of the establishment."  We also offer this newspaper post 2000, here.

Financial Times Historical Archive

1888-2010  The world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper.

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