Welcome to Archives Explored, where we take a look at themes, topics and events through our Gale Primary Sources archives. These studies aim to show the richness of content in the archives, and show you how the archives can be used to explore subjects in depth.


These sample collections gather together articles from our archives and provide you with links to view the articles on the Gale Primary Sources platform.

For these collections, we have curated sample articles based on: notable documents and publications that appear in the archive, that are important in the history and development of the media; notable contributors, which includes original writing by some of the world's leading thinkers, writers, and journalists; and highlights, which look at important stories, themes and approaches to journalism.

Please remember that these guides are a curation of sample content: there is a lot more available in the full archive, far beyond the examples we have selected here. If you would like to explore the content of the archive and see the functionality of the Gale Primary Sources platform, you can request a free trial for any of the archives, and contact your local representative if you have any questions.



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