Saturday, 1 September 2012

Some free Glasgow newspapers online

Amongst dozens and dozens of US and Canadian based newspaper titles available for free on Google News at http://news.google.co.uk/newspapers are three for Glasgow in Scotland, but all are not quite straightforward to access.

The three titles are:
  • The Glasgow Herald
  • The Evening Times
  • The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial

The coverage for the Herald is from 1806-1990, considerably beyond that offered on the British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection or the British Newspapers Archive.

The Evening Times is predominantly from 1951-1990, although there are a couple of editions also from November 1914 and one from December 1933.

The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial is the hardest of the three to access. The site hosts copies of the title from  1951 to 1960, as well as a single issue from March 13th 1932 - however, if you click on the link for 'Bulletin', you bizarrely only get to see editions from Jan 2nd 1957 to Feb 28th 1957. If you type the full title into the Search box, you can locate the full offering - or simply click on the following link: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=FS78WRl2AkQC&dat=19540304&b_mode=2&hl=en - change the view to decade, year, month, week or day.

Happy reading!

Chris

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