The Sunday Times Digital Archive - Now released

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The Sunday Times Online
By Nick Barratt, Your Family History Magazine, June 15, 2012 www.your-familyhistory.com

The Sunday Times Digital Archive
is one of Gale's historical newspapers that enables users to search, retireve and share The Sunday Times archive articles easily online. In close to 600,000 pages, The Sunday Times Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years.

Since 1822, The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large. Murder, theatre, sport and politics – all collide in its pages in an abundance of glorious narrative detail. Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.

World-famous for its cutting-edge investigative journalism, the newspaper broke many of the key stories of the twentieth century, including the thalidomide scandal in the 1960s, the exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet double-agent, and the revelations about the Israeli nuclear program in 1986.


Search features and functionality

  • Search features and functionality
  • Advanced Search by index types: Entire Document, Article Title, Author, Page Number, Issue Number, Document Number, or Keyword (all metadata)
  • Browse by Issue
  • Sophisticated Image Viewer – see results in full screen. Grab, pan, zoom, and crop images
  • Marked List and Search History
  • Save, Print, Bookmark and Email results
  • Gale named user account to save searches, results and notes between sessions
  • All articles and image captions are fully text searchable with hit-term highlighting
  • Fuzzy Search – low, medium, high
  • Limit Searches by Publication Date or Article Type



The Sunday Times Digital Archive on Gale NewsVault

The Sunday Times Digital Archive is a part of the Gale NewsVault programme. Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s range of historical newspaper collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across some of the best-known and well-respected newspaper collections available internationally to date, including The Economist Historical Archive and the Financial Times Historical Archive. Providing access to 15 million digitised facsimile pages, and more that 400 years of content, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past.

Gale NewsVault is available to all Gale historical newspaper collection customers now, free of charge, enabling users to cross-search all of the Gale historical newspaper collections that an institution holds.

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Please note:

“Our databases and digital archives are only available for institutions to trial and purchase. They are not available at this stage for individual subscriptions. For individuals seeking specific content within one of our resources, Gale, part of Cengage Learning does not have the rights to provide this service. If you wish to obtain a specific article, issue or book, please contact your library and enquire about online access to our products. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”