Monday, June 28, 2010

TRIAL: Express Group and The Watchman archives

We have a trial of the Express Group archive (comprising the Daily Express 1900 to current, Sunday Express 2000 to current, Daily Star 2000 to current, and Star Sunday 2002 to current) until 31st July 2010.

We have also been granted trial access to The Watchman, the first Methodist newspaper, which isn't officially released until August.

To access these trials go to:

You can read blog posts about the historical importance of the Daily Express and The Watchman.

After trying these newspaper archives please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Please be specific about which collections title(s) you are referring to.


Jonathan Hogg, History said...

This is a brilliant resource, especially access to the Daily Express. Permanent access will enrich research and teaching in modern British cultural, political and social history - please make the database permanent!

Andrew Davies, History said...

This is a terrific resource for teaching and research. It would be heavily used in undergraduate dissertations and project work, whilst postgraduates working on international as well as British history would find it invaluable.

Kirsty Hooper, SOCLAS said...

I've found this really helpful for early 20th century cultural history - it provides material I haven't found in the Times and Guardian, for example. Great resource!

Mark Peel, Head of History said...

Newspapers provide one of our best teaching tools, especially in terms of building documentary research skills and encouraging students to understand how the conversations and debates of the past inform the world of the present and the future. Access to these resources is also an increasingly important part of attracting postgraduate students. And twentieth-century history is the main area of growth in student interest: so, thanks for the access and I'd really appreciate it being made permanent.

Terry Bucknell said...

We have now purchased the Daily Express Archive - see