The British Library has just announced a pilot offering remote access to three of their electronic resources, which mostly we don’t have here in Oxford. One of the resources included in the trial is Early American Newspapers (1690-1876). We have this collection on microfilm (see our microfilm list), but not online access. All you need to make use of the BL’s subscription from home is a BL reader’s ticket, which you can use to log in to access the resources. If you don’t already have one, might well be worth a trip down to the BL to get one! The pilot is due to run for six months, and you can access the resources via the British Library’s e-resources page.
For more information on this pilot, see the British Library Team Americas blog. The other two resources included are the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports (1974-1996, series 1-4 – Oxford has online access to series 1 and 2 already), and the World Newspaper Archive: African Newspapers, 1800-1922 (not currently held in Oxford).