Monday, May 24, 2010

TRIAL: Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003

The Library has a trial of the Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003 until 7th June.

To access this trial go to the Thomson Gale trials site and login with the trial username and password.

With its debut in 1842 the Illustrated London News became the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, sparking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Containing over 260,000 full colour pages, fully searchable and browseable, the ILN Historical Archive 1842-2003 provides users with unprecedented access to the entire run of this unique historical record.

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Margaret Procter said...

This is an extremely important resource. While the content often mirrors that available via The Times Digital Archives, the visual element is is a key additional resource for C19 social, cultural and intellectual history in particular.

Jonathan Hogg, History said...

This is a rich and important resource for both research and teaching in modern British cultural history. I hope the database is retained by the library!

Terry Bucknell said...

We have now purchased The Illustrated London News Archive - see