New acquisition: British Library newspaper collection

13 June 2019

ANU Library users now have access to the British Library Newspaper collection.

From the Birmingham Daily Post to the Poor Man’s Guardian, from the Scots Magazine to the Dover Express… these newspapers offer an unparalleled window to the past!

Sourced from extensive holdings of the British Library, British Library Newspapers delivers a wide range of irreplaceable local and regional voices from every corner of the UK – the major cities as well as rural and regional hubs. This collection of more than 163 titles dating from 1732 to 1950 reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the eighteenth, nineteenth twentieth centuries.

This collection is full searchable – enabling you to make never-before-possible research connections!

This is one of the richest collections of primary source newspaper materials ever made available digitally. These primary sources don’t just cover the news of the day, but also the advertising, reviews, discussions and social context that prove invaluable to researchers on all subjects.

The collection enhances a wide range of research on subjects such as:

  • History
  • Genealogy
  • Literature
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Religion
  • Political Science

Having lost our research collection of microform newspapers in the Chifley Flood, the ANU Library is thrilled to be launching this remarkable primary source newspaper archive of UK (and world) political, social and economic history across three centuries.

The British Library Newspaper collection is available through our list of e-resources and databases.