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19th Century British Newspapers

Access is available to all residents within British Columbia via the "Points to the Past" Portal HERE.

National, regional and local British newspapers from the holdings of the British Library. Includes the full text of 71 newspapers, totalling over 3 million pages.

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19th Century U.S. Newspapers

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Digitized images of over 1.7 million pages from nineteenth-century American newspapers.

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19th Century UK Periodicals

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Subjects covered include women, children, leisure and sport, humour, anthropology, travel, missionaries. colonies. Totals over 2.1 million digitized page images.

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British Literary Manuscripts

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Facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials.

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BrowZine

The App for iPad, iPhones or Androit tablets can be found HERE.

BrowZine can be accessed online or via an app. It organizes articles found in our ejournals, uniting them into journals, then arranging these journals on a virtual newsstand for browsing.

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Chatham House online archive

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The publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Includes analysis and research originating in the Institute as well as the transcripts of debates and speeches it sponsored.

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Daily Mail historical archive

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A pioneering example of the mass circulation British popular press, the Daily Mail was founded in 1896 by the future Lord Northcliffe.

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Economist Historical Archive

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Includes every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2008.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online delivers every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.

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Financial Times Historical Archive

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A fully-searchable facsimile edition of the FT running to over 700,000 pages.

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Google Scholar

On the Google Scholar page, Sign In if you have a Google account (GMail). It is best NOT to sign nto EZproxy 1st.

After you sign in:

  1. Click on "Settings" and then "Library Links"
  2. Find and select "University of British Columbia - UBC eLink" and/or "University of British Columbia Library - UBC eLink" and Save

It is advisable to create an account so that your Library Links settings can be saved for future visits.

Without an account, you will need to set your Library Links manually.

In your search results, click on UBC eLink to access subscribe resources. Off-campus users will be asked to authenticate via EZproxy.


Login to Google scholar in order to see UBC eLinks to full text.

A simple way to search scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities.

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Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

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The world’s first fully-illustrated weekly newspaper presented in a fully-searchable digital format.

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Independent digital archive

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The important British daily newspaper which began publication in 1986.

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Indigenous peoples North America

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Includes manuscript material, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, and images of artwork drawn from a variety of repositories in the United States and Canada.

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Liberty magazine historical archive

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Liberty: A Weekly for Everybody was founded in 1924 during an era when the illustrated magazine was the most important form of mass entertainment.

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Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

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The complete 62-year run of The Listener, the BBC periodical published from 1929-1991

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Making of the Modern World

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Tracks the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth.

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Picture Post Historical Archive

Access is available to all residents within British Columbia via the "Points to the Past" Portal HERE.

Complete, fully-text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century.

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Punch historical archive

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The celebrated British humorous periodical whose contributors ranged from Thackery to Wodehouse.

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Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

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A collection of pamphlets, tracts, memoirs, congressional legislation, correspondence, broadsides, biographies, histories, fiction and poetry, eulogies, sermons and other published material relating to the Americas.

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Slavery & anti-slavery: a transnational archive

Access is available to all residents within British Columbia via the "Points to the Past" Portal HERE.

Includes 5.4 million cross-searchable pages: 12,052 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 US supreme court records and briefs, and 194 reference articles from scholarly encyclopedias.

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Smithsonian and Air & space magazines

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Two popular and highly-regarded magazines from the Smithsonian institution.

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State Papers online [U.K.]

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Consists predominately of the papers of the Secretaries of State now housed in the National Archives at Kew. Covers 1509-1782.

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Sunday Times digital archive

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The Sunday Times (not related to the Times newspaper) began publication in 1822. It is is said to have been the first weekly to serialize a novel.

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Times Digital Archive

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An online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times (London).

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Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

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Contains images of every page of every copy of the TLS published from 1902-2007. Fully-searchable.

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Trade literature and the merchandizing of industry

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Brings together catalogs, pamphlets, advertising materials, and other ephemera relating to American industrial development in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

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U.S. Declassified Documents

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Provides online access to more than 500,000 pages of previously classified US government documents.

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World's fairs and expositions: visions of tomorrow

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Documents the rise of world's fairs as symbols of cultural and technological progress beginning with London's Great Exhibition of 1851.

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