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About 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Subject 'The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Newly digitized, all Burney treasures are now fully text-searchable in Gale Digital Collection.' (from the About section in the database website) Note: Also searchable as part of Gale NewsVault.
Sources Newspapers, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, proclamations
Dates Covered 17th-18th century
Help Documents Available within database; click on Help button.
Print Counterpart (backfiles) None for the database as a whole.
Provider The Gale Group
Access On the web, limited to current WU students, faculty, and staff. Access to restricted resources from outside the WU campuses.
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