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Periodical and Newspaper Indexes; Online Newspapers; Other Online Primary Sources
Bibliography of British and Irish History
Bibliography of British and Irish History is the major index to secondary articles about British, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, and Irish history. It also indexes primary sources. It is made available online by Brepolis, the online division of the Brepols publishing company, but is produced in partnership with the University of London, Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society. Originally, this was a print resource called Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History, Main stacks Z 2016 .A55, published 1975-2003. BBIH covers books, articles in collective volumes (including conference proceedings and festschriften)and journal articles. Primary source material is indexed as well as much secondary material.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
Provides access to scholarly historical articles about the Modern period (1450 to the present) on Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Latin America.
Searchable database of the full text of journals in anthropology, Asian Studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, and sociology. Years available vary with each title, but the most recent issues available in JSTOR will likely be 4-5 years old. Reading older journal issues on a topic can help the researcher understand how the topic has been viewed and studied in the past.
PAIS, Public Affairs Information Service, is a particularly good index for researching public policy and public affairs topics in the English language. It began in 1915, so covers the interwar period. Thus, it can be used to find primary source articles and books, as well as information written today about back then (secondary sources).
Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 2014
Search the complete digital edition of The Times (London) to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements, and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. For online access to the London Times 1985 onwards, check the online catalog using a periodical title search for Times. It is also available on microfilm in the Hollander Make Central, 2nd floor West wing.
Sunday Times Historical Archive, 1822-2006
Sunday edition of the London Times from 1822-2006, one of the world's most important English language newspapers. For the daily edition see Times Digital Archive 1785-2006, link just above here.
Economist Historical Archive
The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2007, contains every page of every issue of The Economist published from 1843 to 2007. It is a major British major news magazine today. Read about great events of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004
Popular journalism for busy, ordinary people. In addition to the news, there is reporting on new developments in science, technology, transportation, and communications, etc., the discoveries of the early 20th c. Women's concerns addressed. Interesting "Story of the Daily Mail" in the "Essays" section of the web site. Search or browse by date.
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.
1900-2003 from London
Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-1910
The world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper. Founded to serve the immediate needs of the City of London, the Financial Times quickly broadened its coverage, recognising that global financial and economic issues were to become the predominant forces of the twentieth century. Search or browse by date.
International Herald Tribune, 1887-2013
Complete archive from its inception as the European edition of the New York Herald and later the European edition of the New York Herald Tribune. Ends with last issue of International Herald Tribune before its relaunch as International New York Times.