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A great place to start your research. Also includes dictionaries & other reference sources.
In the days before electronic media and popular travel, The Illustrated London News offered a view of the world that most of its readers could only otherwise imagine for themselves. With its debut in 1842, The Illustrated London News became the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, marking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. It presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disaster, ceremonies, the arts and science - with coverage ranging from the Great Fire of Hamburg to Queen Victoria's fancy dress ball at Buckingham Palace, both featured in the first issue. The popularity of the publication attracted artists, engravers and writers from George Gilbert to Ebenezer Landells, Robert Louis Stevenson and G.K. Chesterton. Trial expires November 28th.
College & career guidance. Includes tutorials & ebooks.
The Making of the Modern World provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Full-text searching across millions of pages of works from the period 1450-1850 (and 1851-1914 in Part II) provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material for research in the areas of history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and more. Trial expires November 28th.
As the world’s “newspaper of record,” the Times of London covered all major international events as well as the details of everyday life. For the historian, journalist, academic or general reader, The Times is an unparalleled resource of information, insight and entertainment. Now you can offer access to two centuries of this historic newspaper – every headline, article, image and ad – with Gale’s remarkable online collection, The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985. Trial expires November 28th.