The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library’s vast collection.

It is the most significant mass digitisation of UK newspapers ever undertaken. Already, millions of pages of historical national and local newspaper articles can be searched by keyword, name, location, date or title with results appearing in an instant.

Compare this with hours of painstaking manual searching through hard copies or microfilm, often requiring a visit to the British Library in North London, and it is easy to appreciate the ground breaking nature of this project.