UEA Library has trial access to some online resources. They are expensive, so the library needs to know which are worth keeping. They are:
- Archives of Sexuality & Gender
- British Periodicals Collections
- Cecil Papers
- Drama Texts Collection
- Film Scripts Online
- Informit Indigenous Archive
- International Herald Tribune
- LGBT Magazine Archive
- Nichols Newspapers Collection
- Picture Post Historical
- Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992
- Revolution and Protest Online
- The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000
- Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels
- US Declassified Documents Online
- Women’s Studies Archive
There is more information on tag (UEA Library blog). You can access all the resources via Find Databases.
UEA Library now has access to the Daily Mail Historical Archive, which covers 1896 to 2004.
Daily Mail (1989) ‘Scientists dig in to save the rabbits’, 29 November, p.37. Daily Mail Historical Archive.
Rothermere, Viscount (1934) ‘Hurrah for the Blackshirts!’, Daily Mail, 15 January, p. 10. Daily Mail Historical Archive.
Hong Kong Public Libraries have an online collection of old newspapers, both Chinese and English, from 1853 to 1991.
Hong Kong was then a British colony and the English-language newspapers reflect the preoccupations and views of the expatriate population. Nevertheless, they are an interesting historical source.
To see the newspapers, click on Explore, then (under Collections) Old HK Newspapers. Reading them requires a web browser with Flash.
If you want to know how past events were reported at the time, you should consult old newspapers. Some are available online. UEA Library provides access to these collections:
Wikipedia has a more comprehensive List of online newspaper archives. Some are free to access; others are behind a paywall.
*For an English menu expand the item: スペシャルコンテンツ.
Nexis is a database of newspapers and other news sources. It contains full-text articles.
For example, you can search for UEA in the headlines of UK national newspapers:
- UEA criticised by notable alumni for ‘thuggish’ development plans (The Guardian, September 7, 2016)
- UEA academics from different subject areas unite in disappointment at Brexit result (The Independent, June 24, 2016)
- UEA fighter jet ‘missing’ during Yemen combat mission (mirror.co.uk, March 14, 2016)
I bet you never knew this university had its own fighter jet.
UEA has online access to every issue of the American Vogue, from 17 December 1892 to the present day. You can read the magazine exactly as it was printed, including the pictures and advertisements.
To leaf through the magazine, choose an issue and click on any item on the contents page. Then click on Browse this issue at the top of the page: