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How can you view the Daily Mail archives?

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The Daily Mail website, Gale Digital Collections and Historic Newspapers all offer ways to view the Daily Mail archives. The Daily Mail website is free to view, however Gale Digital Collections and Historic Newspapers are paid services.

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The Daily Mail's website archives go back to January 1994, however they are not 100 percent complete. Some years have months missing, and some months may only have one or two stories available to read. The archives are more complete for recent years, particularly the last 10 years. The articles are shown as a typical website view; they are not scans of the actual pages.

Gale Digital Collections has an archive going back to 1896, and a free trial is available. Gale also allows access to other newspaper archives. Payment is needed to continue using the service after the free trial ends. It may be possible to access Gale Digital Collections through a local public library, as libraries often pay to access these kinds of databases.

Historic Newspapers has copies of old newspapers available for purchase, including the Daily Mail. Its website contains information on specific copies available for purchase. This is an option if an actual copy of a particular newspaper is desired.

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