Illustrated London News Historical Archive

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The entire run of the Illustrated London News, the World's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, is available within this online archive from the first issue on 14th May 1842 to its very last in 2003. In total, this represents over 7000 issues, from which there are over 1.5 million high-quality colour facsimile images. See the ILN Factsheet for more information.


Direct access

- via University Network
No username and password are required.


Off University Campus

- Staff and Students


Supporting information

The ILN Historical Archive is a truly multi-disciplinary resource. Why not take a look a some sample searches and/or 5 Things to Know for some inspiration?



Further eResources

To find more eResources related to your subject area have a look at our Library Resources for your Subject page.

Please note: The services outlined on these pages are only available to members of the University of Central Lancashire.