Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Electronic Resource Available: the UK Press Online Newspaper Archive

The Library is trying out a great new online resource available for student over the next month: the UK Press Online Newspaper Archive. This is an online archive of every edition of the UK daily papers such as the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express, the Daily Star, the Church Times, The Watchman, The Daily Worker and many more, going back to before the Second World War.

You might come across photos of these gorgeous hand-drawn plans of the Teddington Church, featured in Church Times...


Or this article published at the time of the Opening of the Whiteley's store in London in 1911...


Or an article covering an incident where architecture failed to uphold health and safety standards and the disastrous consequent results...


The resource is easy to search with a simple search box, where you can enter themes, headlines, dates, or names and your results are returned to you as either Tiff or pdf full-page files, in which the design and content reflects that of the original printed version of the newspaper.

The resource is set up for IP access on the GSA network and accessible via the GSA library catalogue. We're very eager to have students start using this great resource and if it proves popular, we will continue with the subscription.