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For help finding and using news sources, check the links below.
Archives of individual newspapers
Tip: You can search the 3 Gale historical newspaper databases simultaneously (Seventeenth & Eighteenth century Burney Collection newspapers + Nineteenth century British Library newspapers + Times Digital Archive 1785-2007). To do this go to the
Gale Databases page
and select NewsVault.
Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph Available online via LexisLibrary (October 30, 2000 –); Factiva (November 2000-) Microfilm archive: (including Sunday Telegraph ) at Headington (1980-2002), kept in Headington Library Basement.
Financial Times Available online via Factiva (January 1982-) Latest print copies available at Headington Library (Level 2)
The Guardian and The Observer Available online via LexisLibrary (The Guardian July 14, 1984- ; The Observer 7 October 1992-). Both titles also available via Factiva (November 1989-). Older articles available via the ProQuest database The Guardian and The Observer (1791 - 2003). This is the complete digital edition of the Guardian (1821 - 2003) and the Observer (1791 - 2003) with all articles, advertisements and illustrations.
Independent and Independent on Sunday Both titles available online via LexisLibrary (19 September 1988 –) and Factiva (29 January 1997-)
The Times and Sunday Times Both titles available online via LexisLibrary (1 July 1985-) and Factiva (1 July 1985-) Older articles are available via the Times Digital Archive (1785-1985). This is the complete digital edition of The Times (London), 1785-1985, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations.
The following UK tabloid newspapers are available via Factiva: The Sun and Sun on Sunday; Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror; Daily Express and Sunday Express; Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday; Daily Star. To search Factiva for articles from a specific publication, click on 'Source' and type the publication title in the 'Find a Source' box.
Seventeenth & Eighteenth century Burney Collection newspapers (via Gale Databases) a digital archive of 17th and 18th newspapers, pamphlets, proclamations and newsbooks published in England, Ireland and Scotland, plus a selection of papers from British colonies in the Americas and Asia. Use 'Browse Publications by Location' to view which titles are included.
Nineteenth century British Library newspapers (via Gale Databases) contains digital editions of various national and regional British newspapers from the 19th century. It contains contains full runs of 48 newspapers published between 1800 and 1900. Use 'Browse Publications by Location' to view which titles are included.
Factiva databases covers international news sources in many languages. Sources covered include::
These tips will help you search Factiva for specific international sources:
Selected foreign newspapers and magazines available from the Library
For guidance on how to cite news sources - newspaper articles, web pages, TV programmes etc. - in the Brookes Harvard style:
If your Department uses a different referencing style, check the subject help pages for advice from your Academic Liaison Librarian.
If you are undertaking historical research using newspapers, you may need to visit specialist libraries: