Gale NewsVault Offers Access to 400 Years of Newspapers and Periodicals

Platform Enables Full-Text Cross-Searching of all Gale Historical Newspaper and Periodical Collections

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the release of Gale NewsVault, a specially designed online platform that enables cross-searching of Gale’s enormous range of historical newspaper and periodical collections from a single interface. Providing access to more than 2,000 titles and 10 million digitized pages, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past for researchers and students.

Libraries that have purchased any Gale historical newspaper or periodical collection will have immediate access to Gale NewsVault. Users are able to simultaneously search or browse across multiple products offered by their institution. Users will also see an “Additional Resources” button on their results page, which will enable them to view bibliographic information for documents in all Gale newspaper and periodical collections returned as a result of their query, even if their library has not purchased access to that particular collection.

“With Gale NewsVault, researchers can discover multiple resources on their topic, even collections that they wouldn’t expect to correlate with their search,” said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher, Gale. “For example, the Financial Times has far more arts content than most would expect, while the Times Digital Archive is a rich source of financial news across two centuries. With Gale NewsVault, users will discover patterns and points-of-view previously impossible to correlate and compare.”

With Gale NewsVault users can browse by title and by place of publication, as well as cross-browse all content published on the same date. Users can read newspapers cover-to-cover in full screen or—using an advanced image viewer—save, print, highlight, bookmark, grab, pan, zoom and crop content and images.

Today, Gale NewsVault provides a single point of access to 10 Gale collections:

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers Part I
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers Part II
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals: New Readerships
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals: Empire
  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
  • Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2005
  • Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2006

The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 will be the next collection added, followed by The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2006 in early 2011. All future historical newspaper and periodical archives will be automatically added to Gale NewsVault.

For more information on Gale NewsVault or to request a trial, please visit or contact Kristina Massari at [email protected].

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