Newspaper and magazine articles written during the period being studied can be excellent resources for primary source materials. More information about newspapers available at QUL can be found in the Newspapers guide.
For additional information on how to identify and locate primary sources beyond newspapers, visit the Primary Sources LibGuide prepared by Elizabeth Gibson.
Journal and Newspaper Indexes
Use periodical indexes to locate citations to articles published in journals, magazines and newspapers in earlier time periods, such as:
Index to articles published in a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance, including Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post, The Monetary Times of Canada, Massey's Magazine, The Canadian Bookman, The Canadian Magazine, Saturday Night and The University Magazine. Provides a window into the social and cultural life of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Nineteenth Century Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
Web version of 5 volume set that indexes 43 major 19th century British monthlies and quarterlies.
Primary Source Databases
There are several online databases to which the Library subscribes that provide access to full text articles from journals and newspapers along with book collections for earlier time periods. They include:
A collection of facsimile page images and searchable full text for hundreds of British periodicals. Topics covered include: literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
Provides images of original documents related to the British Empire. The content is structured around five thematic sections: Cultural Contacts; Literature; The Visual Empire; Religion; and Race, Class, Colonialism and ImperialismP
Full-text of letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives of immigrants to America and Canada (1840 to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980).