Gale has launched several new digital archives that will expand their historical collections dramatically. Library Technology brought this interesting news to our attention in their article “Gale expands historical digital newspaper offerings and support for digital humanities research.”

Newly available are The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000; China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals; and British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950. All collections are fully indexed and the metadata and data are available for text and data mining and other forms of large-scale digital humanities analysis.

These digital archives are driven by technology which gives researchers the ability to cross-search with other Gale digital archives, as well as analyze results using graphing and search visualization tools.

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