Feminism & Print Culture in Britain

Course #: EN612

About this Guide

This guide was created for EN612 students. It provides information about searching digital archives for primary source material about the history of feminism in Britain.

Getting Started

  • To access online resources from off campus, login with your Laurier Network Account or OneCard barcode and last name.

Digital Archives

History of Feminism
A collection of primary and secondary source material on the history of feminism in the 19th century, from 1776 to 1928.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online - Women: Transnational Networks
A primary source collection that covers issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.
19th Century UK Periodicals
Scans of British newspapers published from 1800 to 1900.
Times Digital Archive 1785-2010
Searchable full-text images of every page of the London Times newspaper. Laurier Library has access to both the basic "Times Digital Archive" product (covering 1785 to 1985) as well as additional content through an update (expanding coverage up to 2010). These include the complete pages of every issue of "The Times" of London from these years -- every headline, article and image -- forming a complete chronicle of the period.
Gale NewsVault
Historical newspaper archive search tool for British Library Newspapers (1800-1900), 19th Century UK Periodicals, Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003, and Times : Digital Archive 1785-2008.
You might consider Google News Archive, a tool that allows you to search scanned archives of newspapers (note: some are free, some require paid access, and quality varies widely).

Citing Sources in MLA, 8th Ed.

You'll find the MLA Handbook at Laurier Library (LB2369 .G53 2016).

It's also important to know when to cite. Understanding Plagiarism (video: 4:48) is an essential academic skill.


Did you know you can have one-on-one or small group research consultations with your librarian, Meredith Fischer? Drop in or make an appointment. Please get in touch, I'll be happy to help!