History Database of the Month: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Our database of the month for April is ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


Historical Newspapers offer full text searching and access to the archives of some key British, Irish, Indian and US newspapers, incl. a selection of black newspapers,  from the 1800s to the 2000s:


A search result from The Scotsman

  • The Guardian 1821-2003
  • The Observer 1791-2009
  • The Times of India 1838-2002
  • The Irish Times 1859-2010
  • The Weekly Irish Times 1867-1958
  • The Scotsman 1817-1950
  • The Chicago Defender 1910-1975
  • The New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993
  • The New York Times 1851-2009
  • The Pittsburgh Courier 1911-2002
  • The Washington Post 1877-1996

The archive offers access to primary source material with full text search and also the original print layout of the article so that you can see the context of the article within that edition of the newspaper.

Advanced search tools allow cross-searching with other ProQuest databases (e.g. Dissertations and Theses) and also narrowing results to specific dates, publications and types of newspaper article. Results can be limited to images or editorial content and advertising and obituaries can also be searched.

How can I access it?
University of Oxford members can access this subscription resource on and off campus via OxLIP+. Remember to sign on to OxLIP+ with your Single Sign-On (SSO) when accessing the database off-campus.

Database of the month display in the Upper Camera

Database of the month display in the Upper Camera

Other newspaper archives online

Great Britain and Ireland:



Related Links OxLIP+ | Guide to using OxLIP+ | Bookmarked websites for newspapers (HFL Delicious) | Primary Sources Online Guide for Historians (PDF)  | Modern History Sources Guide (PDF)Contact the History Librarian

Easier access to CD-Roms in Upper Radcliffe Camera

Our consultation space

Access to some key history CD-Roms has been added to the library PC in the consultation space in the Upper Radcliffe Camera, next to the Bodleian History Faculty Library Staff Office. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Luther’s Works
The Luther’s Works CD ROM (the 55 volume American edition of Luther’s Works, ed. by Jaroslav Pelikan and Helmut Lehmann)  for SS Luther and the German Reformation has been loaded on to the PC in the consultation space, and by clicking on the icon “Libronix Digital Library System” readers can access it with no need to request the CD from the office or spending time installing it.

This CD-Rom makes available the entire 55-volume set of Luther’s Works, a magisterial translation project published jointly by Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House in 1957.  It includes the entire Luther corpus, the KJV Bible, and the Book of Concord (Tappert edition).

Enduring Vision
The Enduring Vision CD has  been installed but readers  still need to request the CD from the office before the programs can be used.

The CD is an electronic version of The Enduring Vision by Paul Boyer, et al., a history textbook of the American people. In addition to the text and appendixes in the printed textbook, this interactive edition also contains audio, video, maps, charts, and software tools to explore the text and data.

The Gandhi CD  CD has also been installed but readers  still need to request the CD from the office before the programs can be used.

The CD offers four multimedia presentations: Introducing Gandhiji, Landmark events, Gandhian concepts, and the electronic book, containing the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi in chronological order.

Related Links
SOLO | Undergraduate collections