19th Century

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) NEW!

The most ambitious project ever undertaken to digitise primary source collections from the 'long' nineteenth century, Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is set to transform the teaching, learning and research landscape forever. Heralding a new wave of research and discovery into the 19th century, NCCO is a multi-year publishing programme sourcing collections from across the globe in multiple languages

The Making of the Modern World, Part II: 1851-1900

Following on from the acclaimed The Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850The Making of the Modern World, Part II: 1851-1900  takes The Making of Modern World series to the end of the 19th century with approx. 5,000 additional titles.

Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2008

The complete searchable facsimile run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper is now online. Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888 to 2008, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page Every individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. For this online archive every item has been subject or topic categorised to permit fast retrieval and review of relevant articles.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003

In the days before electronic media and popular travel, The Illustrated London News offered a view of the world that most of its readers could only otherwise imagine for themselves. With its debut in 1842, The Illustrated London News became the world’s first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, marking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. Today, Gale brings more than 150 years of social, cultural and political history to modern researchers in easy, convenient digital format.

The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2007

The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2007, brings you every page, every leader, all letters as well as all news articles and financial indicators for over 160 years. From world economy to world hunger, from Europe to the final frontier, and from politics to geography The Economist Historical Archive allows students and academics, librarians and the general public to explore world events, consider their impact and analyse the consequences. The Economist’s principles and methods remain just as relevant today and this unique database offers an essential research tool for all those studying business and economics, politics and international affairs, modern history and management sciences.


Answering the call within the academic community for smaller, more specialised collections of primary source material, Gale introduces Archives Unbound. This new online resource digitises the most popular microfilm collections from Gale and Primary Source Media and makes them available to scholars 24/7  Between 5,000 to 200,000 pages per title, these collections act as a a small adjunct to our large digital collections making them a very affordable option for libraries and departments.

19th Century British Library Newspapers Parts I and II

Developed in partnership with the British Library and JISC, British Library Newspapers, Part I-II offers full runs of national, regional and local nineteenth century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library.

The papers have been carefully selected by an editorial board from the British Library whose purpose was to provide a broad yet detailed view of British life in the nineteenth century; from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts. The collection is made up of daily and weekly publications and reflects Britain’s growing role as a superpower in the nineteenth century world.

19th Century UK Periodicals: Series 1 and 2: New Readerships and Empire

19th Century UK Periodicals is a major new series which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world.Series 2: Empire turns its attention to the role Britain played beyond its own borders as an imperial power throughout the nineteenth century. Complete runs of 91 periodicals chart a century in which Britain extended its influence, reaching new heights of empire building. With over 1 million fully text searchable pages, users can search for articles on the abolition of the slave trade within the British Empire in 1807, read about reports of the first Opium Wars (1839-42), measure the response to Queen Victoria's assumption of the title of Empress of India in 1876 and follow European powers' 'scramble for Africa' in the 1880s and 1890s.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers Digital Archive

This compelling and comprehensive archive provides access to approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th Century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th Century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and the Antebellum-era among other subjects.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Slavery and Anti-Slavery is a digital archive in four series devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery in America. Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition is a scholarly collection of approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source documents focussing on the abolitionist movement and the conflicts within it, the anti- and pro-slavery arguments of the period, and the debates on the subject of colonisation.

The Making of the Modern World; the Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850

An online fully-searchable archive of over 12 million pages from The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850. It contains 61,537 printed works, many multi-volume, plus 466 serials published during the period, 1460-1850. It provides a comprehensive overview of the theories, practices and consequences of economic and business activity in the West, from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. With full-text searching across all titles, researchers can quickly access a magnificent library of primary source materials permitting scholars to bring together and forge new connections in the study of Western economic history.

The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

The Making of Modern Law (MOML) is an essential reference resource for historical and contemporary legal studies. With a range of valuable literature from the most influential writers and key legal thinkers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, researchers have the resources to trace the evolution of modern law in Britain and the United States during these periods of monumental change. Sourced from US libraries (including Harvard, Yale, Columbia and New York), MOML covers all aspects of American and British law and encompasses a range of analytical, theoretical and practical literature for research in United States and British legal history.

The Making of the Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926

This collection contains more than 2 million pages of fully searchable content and describes more than 10,000 trials that scandalised society in America, the British Empire and the world. The literature of legal transcripts and trial accounts offers an unfiltered narrative into the daily lives of everyday people. Trials publications may be the best historical source researchers have for examining questions of sex, gender, class, marriage and divorce and raises interesting questions about the nature of celebrity and crime within a given era.

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006 NEW!

The new extended version of the archive — The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006 — adds an additional 20 years to the original 1785-1985 edition, offering users an extra 795,000 new pages of invaluable content covering the tumultuous period at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. All in a new, intuitive user interface