31 March 2017
The Library has acquired access to two new major collections: The New York Times (1851-2013) and The Times of India (1838-2007)

Both are now available to Lancaster students and staff from the Library's A-Z of Databases and relevant Subject Guides.   

The New York Times (1851-2013)

From the digitised pages of The New York Times explore the:

  • Arrival of immigrants to America’s shores
  • Rise and fall of global financial markets
  • Introduction of the mass-produced automobile, television, space travel, and medical innovations
  • Causes and effects of the Civil War in the 1800s to the war on terrorism in this century

The archive also contains extra contextual material of editorials, photos, advertisements, cartoons, letters and more.  

Access The New York Times   

WORLD WAR II: HEADLINE, 1941. - The front page of 'The New York Times,' 9 December 1941, announcing the United States' declaration of war with with Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.. [Fine Art]. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Retrieved 5 May 2017, from 
http://quest.eb.com/search/140_1666659/1/140_1666659/cite

WORLD WAR II: HEADLINE, 1941. - The front page of 'The New York Times,' 9 December 1941, announcing the United States' declaration of war with with Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.. [Fine Art]. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Retrieved 5 May 2017, from http://quest.eb.com/search/140_1666659/1/140_1666659/cite

 

The Times of India (1838-2007)

The world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper was founded as the The Bombay Times in 1838 to serve British residents of West India. The Times of India now circulates more than four million copies, covering almost eight million readers. Today this historical newspaper serves researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender issues, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, and more.

Access The Times of India

7th June 1947: Lord Mountbatten, Viceroy of India (Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1900-1979) (right), presenting representatives of India with Britain's plan for the partition of the country; [Keystone / Hulton Archive / Getty Images]. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Retrieved 5 May 2017, from 
http://quest.eb.com/search/115_2742507/1/115_2742507/cite

7th June 1947: Lord Mountbatten, Viceroy of India (Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1900-1979) (right), presenting representatives of India with Britain's plan for the partition of the country (left to right); the Jamasahib of Nawahagar, the Maharajah Dungapur, the Nawab of Bhopal and Lord Ismay at the Vicregal Lodge, New Delhi. Partition Delegation. [Keystone / Hulton Archive / Getty Images]. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Retrieved 5 May 2017, from http://quest.eb.com/search/115_2742507/1/115_2742507/cite 

 

This is the news....

Interested in other sources of historical news? Find your relevant Subject Guide and look for the News & Media Resources tab (such as this example on the Sociology guide). Here you'll find links to a range of news databases and resources including Nexis, Artemis Primary Sources, Times Digital Archive and more. These resources give much more extensive access to archival newspaper material than what you will find freely available online!

Need help getting started? The Library's Academic Services is happy to help by phone, email or one-to-one appointment.