Old newspapers are engaging for a wide range of people, including historians and journalists. Access to digitized newspapers has been increasing in the past few years, and a number of specialized projects have popped up at institutions like the Library of Congress and the British Library. In fact, the British Library has created this rather excellent site to provide detailed access to papers like the Manchester Guardian and the Weekly Dispatch. Visitors can only access a limited range of years, but the visual interface for viewing the images is quite user-friendly, and visitors can navigate through each paper by column or complete page. It's a delightful selection of important British newspapers, and it may spark a new interest among readers.


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