Tuesday 23 April 2013

Sources for Courses: Welsh Newspapers Online

This versatile online resource allows you to discover millions of articles from the National Library of Wales' rich collection of historical newspapers, letting you search and access over 250,000 pages from 24 different newspaper publications up to 1910.

Newspapers represent a very important source for the study of recent history, and this project allows for easy access to over 600,000 pages completely free of charge.

You will find more than just old copies of the Cambrian News here. This digital collection reflects the physical holdings of the National Library of Wales, and will grow to over 1 million pages as more publications are added during 2013.

The newspapers in the collection were scanned following investment in a new digitisation studio at the library, and a team of dedicated staff have prepared and scanned each page.

These articles can be searched by content, and a typed transcript is provided for legibility.

Welsh Newspapers Online Beta is part-funded by the Strategic Capital Investment Fund and the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

More details about the project can be found here, and users are encouraged to give feedback to help it develop further.

This resource is available through Databases A-Z on Primo

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