Newspapers

The library has a large collection of UK and international newspapers, including many current publications and historic archives.

Use Library Search to find the title you are interested in.

When searching, it may be helpful to put the title in inverted commas, eg "north china herald".

Library Search will indicate the years available, and whether the library has the newspaper in print or provides online access.

Historic newspaper archives

The library gives you access to the following online newspaper archives:

Current newspapers

You also have online access to the Lexis Library and Westlaw services.

These are primarily legal databases, but also provide access to a range of sources, including UK national and regional newspapers, international newspapers and newswires, and foreign language news. Many of these sources are not listed in Library Search.

How to browse and search the Lexis Library and Westlaw resources
 Lexis LibraryWestlaw
Coverage Includes Times (London) - access to most full-text articles from 1985 to present (although some freelance content is excluded). Complements the Times Digital Archive. Regional and local newspapers with excellent coverage of US state newspapers and UK regional papers such as Bristol (Evening) Post.

Includes a significant range of national newspapers and newswires, regional newspapers, international newspapers and newswires of business, trade and industry. UK national newspapers include Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent and the Economist.

How to browse
  • Select the 'Sources' tab (top left of the screen)
  • From the tabs beneath this select 'Browse Sources'
  • Change 'Filter by country' to the country you are interested in, e.g. United Kingdom
  • Select the 'News' folder under publication type, then the 'Newspapers' folder
  • A list of titles will now appear; you can select titles to search individually or in groups
  • From Westlaw UK select the 'Services' option (top right of screen)
  • Select 'International Materials' from the Services menu (WestlawNext will open)
  • Select a 'Jurisdiction' or use the 'International News' link (right of screen)
  • Having selected a 'Jurisdiction' use the 'News' link (right of screen)
  • A list of titles will now appear; you can select titles to browse individually
How to search
  • Select the 'Search' and 'News' tabs from the options in the top left of the screen
  • Enter your keywords into the search box
  • Use the 'In the Headline' or 'Major Mentions' options from the drop-down menu to help ensure your results will be more relevant
  • Select the 'Sources', e.g., UK National Newspapers and select titles from the list
  • Select a time period

The list of results displayed gives only brief details. To view the full article, click on the highlighted title of the article.

  • From Westlaw UK select the 'Services' option (top right of screen)
  • Select 'International Materials' from the Services menu (WestlawNext will open)
  • Select a 'Jurisdiction' or use the 'International News' link (right of screen)
  • Continue to browse down to the desired range of sources or source
  • Enter your keywords into the search box
The list of results displayed gives only brief details. To view the full article, click on the highlighted title of the article.

Printed newspapers

A small selection of print newspapers are also available in our libraries, including:

Further resources

Many newspapers, magazines and periodicals are also available in the local public libraries, and especially in the Central Library on College Green.

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