Saturday, 9 April 2011

British newspaper archives free online for U.S. National Library Week

Starting on Sunday April 10 we should be able to join the celebration of U.S. National Library Week, actually to April 24, with free access to online resources from Gale.

The highlight for the family historian is access to Gale NewsVault, "the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s historical newspaper and periodical collections — with access to more than 10 million digitized pages."

Collections available through Gale NewsVault include:

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts I and II
19th Century UK Periodicals, Series I: New Readerships
19th Century UK Periodicals, Series II: Empire
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2006
Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2005

You will need to register at: http://www.gale.cengage.com/NLW/

5 comments:

Jenny4275 said...

Do we have to be an organization for this offer, or can an individual access this as well?

JDR said...

Jenny: An individual should be able to take advantage.

JDR said...

Just register with a fictional organization. At the next screen "Thank you for registering!", use the drop down menu beneath the logo at the top right and select the database you want. Works for me!

Anonymous said...

I think they keep changing the site. At first I tried to register and it said I had to add a widget whatever that is to my website which I don't have. But now it says you can either "access the products below" OR add the widget. So if you click on the "Gale News Vault" on the site now, it seems you don't have to have the widget after all. And I don't think you have to register now either.

Anonymous said...

I think they keep changing the site. Yesterday I tried to register and it said I had to add a widget whatever that is to my website which I don't have. But tonight it says you can either "access the products below" OR add the widget. So if you click on the "Gale News Vault" on the site now, it seems you don't have to have the widget after all. And I don't think you have to register now either.