Description: This database offers online access to national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers held in the British Library. The collection contains over two million pages from forty-eight titles and unlocks extensive newspaper content that is invaluable for researching and studying the history of the period. The papers, which have been selected by an editorial board from the British Library, provide a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century; including business, sport, politics, entertainment, and the arts. The collection is made up of daily and weekly publications and reflects Britain's growing role as a superpower. The database also offers contextual essays regarding the role of newspapers in the Victorian age, bibliographic headnotes and a chronological overview. Support from the Harry K. Russell and Dougald MacMillan Fund helped the Library acquire this database.
Nineteenth Century Newspapers II (acquired 2011) enhances the original archive with 22 new titles.
Nineteenth Century Newspapers III (acquired 2013) and IV (acquired 2014) enhance the original archive with new titles.