19th Century British Library Newspapers

Off-campus access to the Gale Cengage platform unavailable

The library is working with the technical team at Gale Cengage to reinstate off-campus access to the databases on the Gale Cengage platform. On-campus access is working normally, but, at present, off-campus access requests, authenticated by university username and password, are failing to complete successfully. A further update will follow once on-campus access has been restored. Affected databases include:

  • Picture Post Historical Archive
  • British Library Newspapers
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals
  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
  • The Times Digital Archive

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New resource: 19th Century British Library Newspapers

Access to the 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection has been set-up in eSearch. Access is direct on-campus; with an Athens username and password required for off-campus access. The resource can be added to eSearch Sub-Categories on request. The resource is described as follows:

The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library and includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country, university towns or new industrial towns in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The collection includes newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as the Reform movement, Chartism, and the Home Rule movement. So-called ‘penny papers’ aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.