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World history through newspapers

Full archives of Financial Times and Times of London now available online
January 29, 2013

Hundreds of years of reporting from two of the world’s great newspapers can now be accessed online via the Concordia University Libraries web-based collections. The Financial Times Historical Archive (1888 - March 2009) and the Times Digital Archive 1986-2006 are among the many significant online resources, newly acquired with funds made available through Concordia’s Academic Plan for 2011-16.

These digital archives are excellent primary resources for the study of global history, business, finance and politics from the late 18th century to recent years. The Financial Times Historical Archive is a fully searchable facsimile edition of the Financial Times offering the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to March 2009.

Each article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. The Times Digital Archive 1986-2006 completes Concordia’s full-image online archive of every page published by The Times from 1785 through 2006. Users can easily search news articles, obituaries, advertising and classifieds — virtually everything that appeared in the newspaper.

Concordia University Libraries are continually adding new electronic resources to their collections. To stay up-to-date with recent library purchases, check the What’s New section of the Concordia University Libraries web page.

Related links:
•    Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2009 
•    Times Digital Archive 1986-2006
•    What's New at the Libraries 
•    "History of fashion goes online" — NOW, January 17, 2013
•    "A window onto the 19th century" — NOW, February 5, 2013
•    “Online archive of the Toronto Star now available” — NOW, February 11, 2013
•    “Eighteenth-century works available online” — NOW, February 18, 2013
•    “A world of research online” — NOW, February 25, 2013

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