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Friday Featured Database – Irish Newspaper Archives

23 December 2011 by Julie Biando Edwards

“Irish Newspaper Archives is the most ambitious digital archive project ever undertaken in this country. It involves the complete digitisation of Ireland’s newspaper heritage. Titles such as the Irish Independent (1905 – current), Sunday Independent, The Freeman’s Journal, the Nation and many of Ireland’s leading regional newspapers will be rendered fully word searchable. This website aims to revolutionise research into Ireland’s past as recorded by our leading publications of the day. The information will be stored and viewed in the exact format of the original newspaper. Every page, every article, every word and every picture as it was originally published. From the Wolfe Tone Rebellion of 1798 as reported in the Freeman’s Journal to the great famine as reported in The Nation and more recent seminal moments in Irish history as reported in the Irish Independent. Professional researchers, students and amateur historians alike will now be able to examine Ireland’s local past through the regional papers and how national and international historic events were perceived in the established national papers of the day.” To read more about this database, click here.

You can find this database in the Databases A-Z list. For more information about the Irish Newspaper Archives, including information about using it in your classes and research, please contact Julie Biando Edwards at julie.edwards@umontana.edu.

 

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