Gale Primary Sources

Explore over 400 years of newspaper content. Includes British Newspaper collections from centuries ago. This resource is great for family history researchers.


Gale Primary Sources explores a range of historical newspaper and magazine collections. Search or browse across several newspaper collections. Get access to millions of digitised facsimile pages, giving you a window into the past.

Collections offered by Logan Libraries:

  • The Daily Mail Historical Archive: 1896-2004
  • Illustrated London News 1842-2003
  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • British Library Newspaper collection parts IV and V


  • Browse newspapers by title, date and by place of publication.
  • Full text searching with highlighted search terms.
  • Read newspapers as they were published, from quality scans in an image viewer with magnification and highlighting.
  • Easily access other newspapers for the same day.

  • Connect with Primary Sources directly and enter in your library barcode and PIN numbers when prompted.
  • Visit the Learning Centre - click on the newspaper archive of your choice, then click on Learning Centre in the top right corner. Here you will find lots of information about using the archive as well as handy search tips.
  • Or, view the tutorial to get started: Gale Primary Sources: Start at the Source.