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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times added to ProQuest Historical Newspapers

"The Irish Times (1859-2007) and The Weekly Irish Times (1865-1950) will be the first Irish titles to join ProQuest Historical Newspapers. More than 147 years of continuous coverage from the only independent newspaper in Ireland will now be searchable for the first time. The ability to cross-search the archives of two major Irish newspapers with ProQuest's existing U.S. and British historical newspapers provides researchers with additional distinct perspectives on key international events, such as the 1916 Easter Uprising and formation of the Republic of Ireland, the repercussions of the Irish Potato Famine, World Wars I and II, and the War in Iraq. Researchers will be able to compare news, political cartoons, and editorials about the same events in Irish, U.S., and British newspapers"

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