Upcoming Archives in Gale Primary Sources

  • The Mirror Historical Archive

    Founded in 1903, the Daily Mirror initially launched as a newspaper for women, run by women. It was not well received by the public so the format was changed to a more illustrative approach with prominent use of photography to appeal to a broader readership. During the 1930s the newspaper established its status as the paper of the ordinary working man, and by the 1950s it was the UK’s bestselling newspaper. Now the UK’s only mainstream, left-wing tabloid, the Daily Mirror provides a contrast to the more conservative leaning UK newspapers. As such, Mirror Historical Archive provides an ideal counterpoint for students and researchers looking to compare left-wing journalism to right-wing counterparts such as the Daily Mail.



The advantages of Gale Primary Sources

Downloadable OCR

Manuscript materials are keyword and full-text searchable thanks to optical character recognition (OCR). Users can gain even more access to their research materials by downloading the OCR in a .txt format.

Digital Humanities Support

At request, Gale will deliver data and metadata associated with Gale Primary Sources collections for use in data mining and textual analysis, supporting the digital humanities as a growing area of scholarly research.

Integrated Workflow Tools

User-generated tags and annotations, Zotero compatability, and user accounts allow researchers to easily collect, cite, and group sources, tags, and annotations.

"Gale’s primary source collections have brought teaching African diaspora history to life. My students have access to thousands of original, first person accounts of the Black experience across time and space, affording them the opportunity to create innovative histories of their own."

- Dr Kerry Pimblott, Lecturer in International History, University of Manchester