FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 and British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950, bringing more than 200 years of celebrated journalism online to the Gale NewsVault platform. Offering an unparalleled window to the past, these new archives join Gale's extensive list of historical newspaper and periodical collections, bringing the total number of available collections to 17.
"Newspapers not only capture the sentiment of the times, they provide detailed accounts of a myriad of events, both big and small, that have got into shaping our current environment," said Jim Draper, vice president and general manager, Gale. "By making these historical collections of newspapers available digitally and fully-searchable, we are opening up a world of research opportunities for students, faculty and even the curious genealogist."
Described by The New Yorker as "the newspaper that rules Britain," the Daily Mail has been a key opinion former and driver of social change since its first issue in 1896. It currently boasts a circulation of over 2 million, and its website is the most visited news site in the world. The Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 provides students, researchers and public libraries with unprecedented digital access to one of Britain's most influential papers and its views. In more than a million pages of content from the paper, including all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images, the archive captures the development of 20th century culture and society in a fully searchable and browse-able digital format. As well as the regular edition of the newspaper, uniquely the Daily Mail Historical Archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton, UK between 1923 and 1931. Issues are extremely rare and are not available digitally from any other source.
Gale's British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950 features regional and local newspapers that range in coverage from the late eighteenth century to early 20th century. The archive features new content and sources such as the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Leeds Intelligencer, Evening Telegraph, Yorkshire Gazette, Nottingham Evening Post, Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury. Sourced from the British Library, Gale's complete collection of British Newspapers 1600-1950, including Parts I and II, has over 1 million pages of newspaper content from the UK published from the late 1700s into the early 1900s. The collection also includes the 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers which provides rare content for scholarly research into political, educational, economic or journalistic study. Overall, this collection will allow researchers to examine the publishing landscape of certain provincial cities and counties outside of London in great depth.
For more information on these archives or the Gale NewsVault platform, please visit http://gdc.gale.com/ or stop by the Gale booth (#600) at the American Library Association annual meeting in Chicago, June 28 – July 1. For questions or to request a free trial, please contact Kristina Massari at [email protected].
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