This page details a specific electronic resource that has been indicated by Villanova Librarians as useful in conducting research.
The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 (Gale)
The Times is the "world's newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. It is a digital reproduction, cover to cover, of the paper in PDF files.