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Newspapers

Newspapers

Newspapers are available online with a small number in print. The library catalogue item record will indicate whether the newspaper is available electronically.

Some older copies are available on microfilm in the Brotherton Library (floor 1). For others you will need to complete a store request form.

Using Nexis to find newspaper articles

You can also search or browse Nexis for newspaper articles. Nexis is a full-text database of news items from a wide range of sources dating back to 1981.

To browse a list of all UK newspapers covered by Nexis:

  1. Select the Sources tab.
  2. Select Browse Sources from the tabs that open underneath.
  3. Filter by country.
  4. Select the News folder under publication type, then the Newspapers folder.

A list of titles will now appear, and you can search these individually or in groups.

You can also search by time period, headline, or major topics that are mentioned. This is useful for when your search is likely to retrieve a great number of articles.

To view the full article, click on the highlighted title of the article.

Find historic newspapers

You can find various historic newspapers in the Library. Collections are available in digital format as well as on microfilm.

Search the following historic newspaper collections: