The new extended version of the archive — The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2010 — adds over 20 years to the original 1785-1985 edition, offering users an extra:
  •  585,000 pages
  • Approx. 3.4 million articles
  • More than 6,500 issues
All in a new, intuitive user interface. Click here for onesheet

New interface – enhanced features

The old interface will be replaced by a sleek new interface in the new version of  The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2010*. 
Click here to view benefits of the new interface.

Enhanced features will include:
  • Citation generation – users can now automatically create citations and export them to 3rd party bibliographic software, such as EndNote and RefWorks
  • Named user functionality – a Gale account allows users to save searches and marked items across sessions
  • New image viewer – ability to manipulate images more easily and view articles and whole pages full screen
  • Wider variety of printing options – making printing awkward size articles much easier
  • …and an all-new design, making the archive a more pleasant experience to users

The new interface

The old interface

*The new interface is only available to  new customers who purchase or subscribe to  the complete archive from 1785-2010 or existing customers upgrading from the original 1785-1985 edition.

Key areas covered include:

  • Science and Technology: the Internet, mobile phones, cloning
  • Geopolitics: the end of the Cold War, and the rise of global terrorism
  • War: the collapse of Yugoslavia, the Gulf Wars, conflict in Afghanistan, war in the Congo
  • Tragedy: Rwandan genocide, the Boxing Day tsunami, Kobe earthquake
  • Politics: encompassing the Thatcher-Major-Blair years in the UK, and the second Reagan administration to the George W Bush presidency in the USA
  • Sport: including 6 football World Cups and 5 Olympic games; including Ben Johnson’s drug-fuelled win in Seoul in 1988
  • Economics: Savings and Loan crisis, the growth of China, Asian banking crisis
  • Business: the dotcom bubble, rise of Microsoft, the resurgence of Apple
  • Culture: the publication of The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, the Young British Artists movement, hip-hop music enters mainstream culture

What's new in the extended digital edition:

In the late 1990s,  The Times introduced a new daily supplement – Times2. The “T2” supplement contained feature articles, rather than regular news. It was axed in 2010. Other weekly supplements were introduced in this period: “Bricks and Mortar” (property), “The Game” (football), and various Saturday supplements (including the magazine and Saturday Review).

In 2004, The Times switched format from broadsheet to the smaller-format tabloid size. It had been printed as a broadsheet for 219 years.   

Supports research in: Business, Economics, Humanities, Industry, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Genealogy, Journalism, Theology, Science/Medicine, World History, Art and Architecture, amongst others

Please note: This digital archive is only available for institutions to trial and purchase. It is not available at this stage for individual subscriptions. For individuals seeking a copy of an issue/issues or a specific article within the archive, Gale, part of Cengage Learning does not have the rights to provide this service. If you wish to obtain a specific article or issue, please contact your public library (if you are a library member) or academic, school or special library (if you are a member of staff or a student) and enquire about online access to our products. Otherwise, it may be worth visiting a library that holds the physical copies.