Tuesday, 29 April 2014

New online resources: Times Digital Archive & State Papers Online

Times Digital Archive, 1785 – 2008

The Times of London was first published in 1785 and is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication. The Times Digital Archive provides online access to the full-text of every page from every issue of The Times newspaper from 1785 to 2008. The resource allows users to conduct simple or advanced searches.  It can also be browsed by date.

State Papers Online, 1509 – 1714 

State Papers Online is an archive that provides access to 16th and 17th century State Papers. The University Of Sheffield has access to the following collections:

  • Part I - The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic
  • Part III - The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic

The resource can be searched using a range of search limiters including date, reign and language. The resource also provides: a series of essays by leading historians with links to the archival materials; calendars, which provide abstracts or summaries of the documents; an image gallery; links to related online sites; and research tools including lists of abbreviations and a glossary of historical terms.


These resources can be accessed from the Library’s StarPlus catalogue by searching under the University Collections tab (remember to sign in to StarPlusfirst).  Alternatively, access them from the following links:

Times Digital Archive 

You will be prompted to log in to MUSE if you haven’t already done so.

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