Times Digital Archive adds over 20 years

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2010 in a new extended version adds over 20 years to the original 1785-1985 edition, offering users an extra 585,000 pages, approx. 3.4 million articles, and more than 6,500 issues.

The old interface has been replaced by a new one offering additional features:

  • 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

Access the new version of the archive here: http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/go.php?c=8160238.


Simplifying the user experience for British Newspapers and Burney

From tomorrow, 7 July 2016, the British Newspapers 1600-1900 site, which enabled cross searching of the Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers and 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers collections, will be retired and cross searching provided instead via the Artemis platform here:


The links in the eresources@cambridge A-Z and Cambridge LibGuides A-Z have been updated.

Nineteenth century British Library Newspapers and the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers continue to be provided as separate collections.

Asahi Shimbun

Japanese studies benefits from the launch of the Asahi Shimbun daily newspaper in English here:


The eresources@cambridge subject pages and A-Z, Cambridge LibGuides A-Z and the newspapers LibGuide have been updated accordingly.

LONDON–With an injured rib smarting, Kei Nishikori kept going until he couldn’t stand it any longer. The time to call it quits came Monday in the fourth round at Wimbledon, trailing 6-1, 5-1 against Marin Cilic on No. 2 Court. “Even before the match, I knew it’s not going to be easy for me to play 100 percent,” Niskikori said. “Every point I played, it got worse. I didn’t want to, but I guess I had to retire today.”

Nineteenth century U.S. Newspapers

The University Library is delighted to announce members of the University now have full online access to the digital archive Nineteenth century U.S. Newspapers.

The archive can be accessed via this link or via the eresources@cambridge index and subject pages or via the LibGuides A-ZTitles in the archive will also be searchable in the ejournals@cambridge A-Z and in iDiscover shortly.

The archive content can be searched alternatively via the new Artemis Primary Sources platform either in isolation or in combination with the other digital archives available from Gale Cengage licensed to the University.  Work is in progress by ProQuest to enable searching of the  full text of the archive content via iDiscover.

The archive comprises digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.

As compelling as it is comprehensive,  Nineteenth century U.S. Newspapers provides access to 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 Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

This full-text searchable, facsimile-image database makes experiencing historical events, daily life and 19th-century American culture as easy as clicking a mouse.   Nineteenth century U.S. Newspapers provides easy access to seemingly endless information and primary resources — the vast majority of which have never before been accessible online.


Citizens of North Carolina, awake! An invasion of your liberties is threatened, and as public sentinels, we should be recreant to our trust, did we not promptly sound the tocsin of alarm. There are those at the seat of Government, who are seeking to load the people by chains, by corrupting their government, and bringing them under the surveillance of the Albany Regency.  An insidious and artful attempt has been made by some skulking birds of the night, owl-like beings, who dare not show their faces in open day to their fellow men, to dupe the Legislature of North Carolina – to draw it, by the mere force of a name, into that filthy vortex of political corruption, the caucusing system…

(United States Telegraph (Washington, DC) December 6, 1832, issue 290)


8 Chinese trials

Trial access to 14 February 2016 has been arranged by the Chinese Department at the University Library to the following resources.  Access is only available on campus.

If you find these e-resources useful please let ca22@hermes.cam.ac.uk know.


光明日报 (1949-Aug 2013)


解放军报 (1956 to date)


人民日报 (1946-May 2012)

申报 (1872-1949)


Until 31 January 2016:







Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

Trial access is now available to Nineteenth Century US Newspapers.

Access the trial via this URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cambuni?db=NCNP

The trial ends on 15 December 2015.

Please note that this content will be available through Artemis Primary Sources, Gale’s new research platform. Please find direct access to Artemis through the following link: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cambuni?db=GDC

Please send your feedback on the trial to lw213@cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

From the Afro-American Churchman (Petersburg, Virginia), November 1, 1887, Issue 17:

“Niagara Falls Dry for a Day” … The singular syncope of the waters lasted all the day, and night closed over the strange scene …

Searching through historic newspapers from 23 European countries

Searching through historic newspapers from 23 European countries.
As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, The European Library developed a historic newspapers browser that enables users to perform full-text searches in millions of historic newspaper pages.

“Having access to newspapers from across Europe….allows us to look for circulation, not only for origins: to study routes rather than roots, to work on what we call transliteratures.” says Amélia Sanz, researcher and professor of comparative literature and cyber culture at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
The prototype interface has undergone usability testing in spring 2014. On the basis of the recommendations received, The European Library simplified the search page and made it possible to browse the content by date, newspaper title and geographic map. Before the end of the project a further usability study will be carried out to test the improvements made. While the amount of content in the browser continues to grow rapidly one can already explore 1.8 million historic newspaper issues and perform full-text searches across 7 million pages. By the end of January 2015, the browser will contain around 30 million newspaper pages from 25 libraries in 23 European countries.  Moreover one can explore the historic newspapers as well as millions of other cultural heritage items at Europeana.eu, which recently embedded the historic newspaper viewer. The viewer is also available through The European Library for other cultural heritage institutions to embed in their digital environment.
“For researchers, such as historians, journalists, fact-checkers and genealogists, Europeana Newspapers will be the most important portal to consult historic newspapers in Europe. A source of great importance in construction.“ says Eric Hennekam, archive specialist, member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and visiting lecturer at the faculty of journalism of the University of Groningen, VU University Amsterdam and the Flemish Mediacademy.

Historic newspaper content from the following libraries is available and constantly growing:
·        Austrian National Library
·        Berlin State Library
·        National Library of Wales
·        National Library of Spain
Project website:                      http://www.europeana-newspapers.eu/
TEL Historic Newspapers:     http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/newspapers
Europeana:                             http://europeana.eu/
Official press release available here.