Thursday, December 01, 2011

21 recent years added to The Times Digital Archive

The Times Digital Archive now covers 1785-2006. Previously it only covered up until 1985. It has also been given a much needed new interface with powerful new search options and a much cleaner look, bringing it into line with our other Gale newspaper archives: the Economist, FT, Illustrated London News, Picture Post and TLS, as well as our collections of 17-19th century UK and US newspaper archives.

Links to the Times Digital Archive have not changed. You can access it via its catalogue record, via our A-Z Databases list in LibGuides, or via or e-Newspapers page and its associated Digitized Newspapers LibGuide.

Alternatively you can search all Gale digitized newspapers archives together at the Gale NewsVault.

Incidentally, the BL British Newspaper Archive that was launched this week contains some of the digitised newspapers that we have (that JISC digitised for the BL) and in time it will contain all of those, but it also contains many more newspapers digitised by brightsolid. The site is free to search but individuals have to pay to view full-text, much like other family history websites such as ancestry.co.uk.

If you want to view full-text and don’t want to pay then you have to travel to the BL to access it from the British Library reading rooms! We are told that JISC will be in negotiation with the British Library about gaining access to the new content.

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