Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Free digitised British newspapers access 1600-1900

The recent access to the 19th C British Library Newspapers Collection announced on this site has now ended, but there is access to an even bigger free trial to 17th, 18th and 19th Century British and Irish newspapers (including the 19th C collection), as well as many other resources in America, at the Gale Digital Collections website.

Once you have access the website at http://access.gale.com/gdctrial/login.html you will need the following details to log in:

E-mail: rcc1934@aol.com
Login: virtual
Password: books

The site gives free access to digitised copies of British and Irish newspapers from 1600 to 1900, such as the Glasgow Herald, the Belfast Newsletter, the Caledonian Mercury, and many, many more papers. The Times is also online from 1785 to 1985.

No idea how long the free trial lasts for, so the advice is to get in whilst you can!


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