Access all of Gale’s digital archives in one search to discover primary source documents spanning four centuries.
Gale Primary Sources aims to integrate all of Gale’s digital archives of monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, periodicals and photographs into one searchable platform. These collections include:
- 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection - representing the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media;
- 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspaper Collection - digitised version of the collection held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford UK, covering the period 1672-1737.
- 19th Century UK Periodicals - a major multi-part series which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the British Empire and the 19th century world;
- British Library Newspapers - full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society;
- Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 - at the heart of British journalism since 1896, the Daily Mail has regularly changed the course of government policy and set the national debate;
- The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2012 - the fully searchable facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide;
- The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 - the complete searchable facsimile run of the world's most authoritative daily business newspaper;
- The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 - celebrated for its vivid pictorial commentary on global news, the ILN is a unique resource for the history of the last 150 years;
- The Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2012 - its freedom from party political affiliation and neutral ownership make it unique in British journalism;
- International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 - charts the history of the 20th century from luxury travel and opulent entertainment, to international conflicts, the spread of American culture abroad and globalization;
- The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991 - developed as the medium for reproducing BBC broadcasts;
- Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers - with searchable digital copies of hundreds of newspapers;
- Picture Post Historical Archive (1938-1957) - an essential resource for studying international social and political issues of the day, and how they were brought into popular consciousness;
- Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 - the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire;
- The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006 - search the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years;
- The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 - for more than 150 years it has shaped and recorded the history and democratic values of the United Kingdom;
- The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2010 - widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record';
- Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2011 - an essential companion for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
- Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues and Identities - A collection of primary source material that captures the foundation of women's movements, struggles and triumphs.
To help users find what they are looking Gale Primary Sources also includes:
- Topic Finder — see topics that commonly occur in relation to your search term to expand thinking and exploration;
- Term frequency — allows you to see the frequency of your search term in the content over time. This helps link the importance of particular concepts during given periods. Is there a connection between “bread” and “revolution”?