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Newspapers and other media: Newspapers/media:contemporary & historic (UK)

A guide to our contemporary and historic newspaper/media sources for the UK and other countries.

New for 2016/17! More great new online resources

Great news! We've invested in a brilliant range of online resources for the new academic year. Following resource trials and consultation with students and staff, we've added millions of pages of historic newspapers, archives, ebooks, journals and literary texts, together with multimedia and other learning resources.


Whatever your subject area, you're sure to find something useful. Just explore the tabs on this box for full details!

Great news! We have added two new collections to our British Library newspaper portfolio. These add over 70 new regional titles, including local papers such as the Newcastle Journal, Sunderland Daily Echo, Shields Gazette, and Morpeth Herald, together with key titles from Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds and elsewhere. The new coverage is mainly from the nineteenth century.

We've bought six new ebook collections from Bloomsbury, adding 350 new titles in the following subject areas:

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Film and Media Studies

Law (Contract, Tort and Restitution)

Law (Constitutional and Administrative)

Law (Hart Publishing)

You can find all the titles individually on Library Search, or browse each collection by clicking on the relevant subject above.

We've upgraded our Taylor and Francis subscription for social sciences and humanities journals, giving us access to nearly 200 new titles across many subject areas. You can download or view a full listing of all the titles in this package.



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Welcome to our guide to newspaper, television and other news media sources for the UK and other countries. We hope you find it useful. Please get in touch if you have any queries or suggestions.

Box of Broadcasts upgrade

Box of Broadcasts has been upgraded over the summer: read more about the enhancements! Note that you now have to log in before searching BOB (whether on or off campus) and you'll need to fill in a very brief registration form the first time you use it. 

TV/audio news and documentaries

TV stoffen met plumeau / Dusting the television with a feather-brush

British newspaper archives: historic to contemporary

William Pettit and Ken McPhan of the Gippsland Independent and Express newspaper, Victoria


Other newspaper resources