Wednesday, 27 April 2011

National Library of Scotland - 19th century newspapers

I had not realised this before, but the version of the British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection available through the National Library of Scotland's online licensed digital collections (https://auth.nls.uk/ldc/) is unfortunately not the complete updated version of the resource, but only the first initial phase of the released records. The Scottish local papers available through this version are the Glasgow Herald, the Caledonian Mercury and the Aberdeen Journal. The Dundee Courier, also available in the second phase of the collection, is not available on the NLS website.

If you are registered to use the Mitchell Library's online resources, its version does contain both phases of the released papers, Dundee Courier included. It is worth checking with your local library to see if it too has full access to the collection. The NLS, however, does also provide access to the Times, the Scotsman and the 17th-18th century Burney Collection.

Chris

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