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Find Period Magazine and Newspaper Articles
The digital collections and indexes listed below can help you locate period magazine, journal and newspaper articles published in Ireland and Great Britain from the 18th through the 21st centuries.
Irish Times (Historical)
This database provides you access to the complete content of the Irish Times newspaper (1859-2012) including all articles, editorials, advertisements and photographs.
British Periodicals Collection
With this database you have access to magazines, popular journals and other periodicals published in Great Britain dating from the from the late 1600s to World War II.
British Library Newspapers
In this database you will find full-text content and images of 70 national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers including both liberal and conservative perspectives on the social and political developments of the times in which they were published.
Guardian and The Observer (Historical)
This database provides you access to the complete content of the British newspapers, The Guardian (1821 - 2003) and The Observer (1791- 2003) including all articles, editorials, advertisements and photographs.
The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785 – 2011
This database provides access to a searchable full-text facsimile of The Times (London), the world’s oldest continuously published newspaper, from 1785 – 2010.
Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2016
This database provides access to a searchable full-text facsimile of The Sunday Times (London) newspaper from 1822 to 2016.
Find Period Books
Search these sources for digitized versions of period books and pamphlets:
Early English Books Online
Early English Books Online is searchable full-image primary source collection which features books, pamphlets, tracts and ephemera printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales in British North America as well as works published in English printed elsewhere between 1473 – 1700.
Google Books is a collection of digitized books and periodicals. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given its permission, the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.
The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form.
Finding Primary Source Books
Search CLICsearch to find primary sources in books and ebooks. When searching the catalog, you will want to use specific subject headings in your searches to single out the primary source materials. These subject headings are specialized "tag" added to the records to books by catalog librarians to provide accurate descriptions of books. Using the following subject headings in your search will help you find the source material you seek:
- literary collections
- personal narratives
- pictorial works
- songs and music
- diary or diaries