Answered By: Daniel Becker
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2020     Views: 279

Several of Harvard Library's databases allow text and data mining for research purposes under certain conditions: 

Gale NewsVault 

  • British Library Newspapers, parts I-V, 1800-1950
  • Daily Mail Historical Archive 
  • Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2012 
  • Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006


HathiTrust allows text mining, subject to certain conditions, via the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The HathiTrust policies are posted at


RavenPack News Analytics 

You can conduct sentiment analysis using our RavenPack News Analytics subscription, which includes the Wall Street Journal and other financial news sources. For additional information on RavenPack, please refer to the information detailed on the Baker Library website


Elsevier allows some text mining of content in its ScienceDirect database that Harvard subscribes to. For details on Elsevier's policy, as well instructions for accessing and using their API, please consult the Elsevier website


Please contact an HKS Librarian for more information about text-mining the above resources.