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Online resources by subject

Browse through the many free online resources available to our members.

Published on: 2 February 2021

Last updated: 25 March 2021

Newspapers and magazines

eMagazines from Libby, by Overdrive

  • description: free downloadable eMagazines for library members
  • more information: 24/7 - instructions on the eMagazines page to sign up

The Economist

  • description: complete edition of the weekly paper covering politics, current affairs, business and trade, from 1843 to 2015
  • more information: 24/7

Illustrated London News

  • description: searchable facsimile archive of the magazine stretching from 1842 to 2003
  • more information: 24/7

News Vault

  • description: single search across several news databases (Economist, Illustrated London News, Picture Post, Times)
  • more information: 24/7

Picture Post

  • description: archive of the iconic photo-journalism magazine chronicling life in Britain throughout the Second World War and the years of austerity following it
  • more information: 24/7


  • description: newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages, often online before the print edition
  • more information: 24/7 - instructions on the eMagazines and eNewspapers page

The Times Digital Archive

  • description: archive of the Times covering 1785 to 2014
  • more information: 24/7