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Week 2: Printed Sources


Defining Gender 1450-1910

LGBT Magazine Archive


Marxists International Archive

Online Library of Liberty


Early Modern

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Early English Books Online (E-book platform)

Early European Books (E-book platform)

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (E-book platform)

Eighteenth Century Journals : a portal to newspapers and periodicals, c1685-1815

Renaissance Festival Books

Warburg Institute Library Digital Collections

Mercure fraçois

Modern Britain and Europe

British Non-Parliamentary Publications (Digitised Ford Collection)

British Parliamentary Publications (Digitised Ford Collection)

British Periodicals Collection I & II

19th Century British Newspapers

19th Century British Pamphlets Online

19th Century UK Periodicals

Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004

Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

Sunday Times Digital Archive

The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2014

The Independent Digital Archive 1986-2012

Times Digital Archive (1785-2012)

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

Gallica Newspapers

Radio Times Digital Archive


Wider World

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century

America's Historical Imprints

America's Historical Newspapers

Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876

Church Missionary Society Periodicals: Modules I & II

China: Culture and Society

Empire Online

Global Commodities

Proquest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India (1838-2004)

SUR, 1931-1992

National Library of Australia Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803-1982

Civil Rights Digital Library

Documenting the American South


Further Reading

Barnard, John, D. F. McKenzie, David McKitterick and, I. R. Willison, The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain (Cambridge, 2011-2019), 7 vols.

Bates, Denise, Historical Research Using British Newspapers (Pen and Sword, 2016)

Darnton, Robert, “What Is the History of Books?”, Daedalus, 111 (1982)

Davies, C. S.L, 'Representation, Repute, Reality', English Historical Review 124 (2009)

Dobson, Miriam and Benjamin Ziemann, eds, Reading Primary Sources: The Interpretation of Texts from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History (Routledge, 2008)

Eisenstein, Elizabeth, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Cambridge, 1980)

Gaskell, Philip, A New Introduction to Bibliography (Oxford, 1972)

Gough, Hugh, The Newspaper Press in the French Revolution (Chicago, 1988)

Heyd, Uriel, Reading Newspapers: Press and Public in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America (Oxford, 2012)

Howsam, Leslie, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book (Cambridge, 2015)

Johns, Adrian, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 2009)

Martin, Shannon, and Kathleen Hansen, eds, Newspapers of Record in a Digital Age: From Hot Type to Hot Link (Greenwood, 1998)

Sangha, Laura and Jonathan Willis, Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources (London: Routledge, 2016), chapter 4 ‘Print’.

Suarez, Michael and H. R. Woudhuysen (eds), The Book: A Global History (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Walton, Charles, ed., Into Print: Limits and Legacies of the Enlightenment (Penn State, 2011)

Williams, Kevin, Read All About It!: A History of the British Newspaper (Routledge, 2010)

Withers, Charles W. J and Miles Ogborn (eds), Geographies of the Book (London, 2010)