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Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2016 - resource trial

Women reading newspapers circa 1960
Newspaper section of Emily McPherson College Library, Russell Street, circa 1960s. Image courtesy of Unsplash.

The Library has taken a trial of the Daily Mail Historical Archive until 31st March 2023

Described by the New Yorker as "the newspaper that rules Britain", the Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. Its website is among the most visited news sites in the world. The Daily Mail Historical Archive includes more than one hundred years of this major UK national newspaper, viewable in full digital facsimile form, with copious advertisements, news stories, and images that capture twentieth-century culture and society.

Please access the trial (on and off campus) at this link.

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