Thanks to a request from a HCA student the Library currently has trial access to two extensive newspaper databases from Gale, The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016 and Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2016.
You can access these databases from the E-resources trials page.
Access is available on and off-campus.
*Trial access has now been extended until 30th June 2020.*
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016
The Telegraph Historical Archive is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper’s backfile from its first issue to the end of 2016, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.
Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2016
A complete online, fully searchable facsimile, the Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper, from its first issue through 2016. Every article, advertisement, and market listing is included — shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Each item has been subject- or topic-categorized for fast retrieval and review.
Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
You can access the full range of newspaper databases (archives and current content) that the Library already has at the Newspapers, magazines and other news sources guide.
Please note, trial access to a resource is an opportunity for our staff and students to try a resource out and give feedback on its quality and usefulness. However, if we trial a resource this is not an indication that we plan to or will be able to purchase or subscribe to the resource in the near future.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology