15 December 2011

The British Newspaper Archive - read all about it and other newspapers!

The British Newspaper Archive has received much press coverage since it became available at the end of November.

The British Library has partnered with brightsolid online publishing, to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the BL's vast newspaper collection, over the next 10 years.

The archive offers full-text access to hundreds of historic UK regional newspapers, published between 1700-1940.  65 million newspaper articles, covering the most significant events of the last 300 years, are now available. 

At present, the British Newspaper Archive is aimed at personal subscribers. You can search the site for free, but full-text access costs £6.95 for 48 hour access; £29.95 for 30 days, or £79.95 for an annual subscription.  There is no institutional subscription available yet.

Please note - the Library has access to an equivalent database in Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers

The Library also subscribes to many other online newspaper resources:

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