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Newspapers and magazines

Access Global NewsBank

  • description: Access Global NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues

British Library Newspapers

  • description: find influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society

eMagazines from Libby, by Overdrive

  • description: free downloadable eMagazines for library members
  • more information: available any time - instructions on the eMagazines page to sign up

The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2015

  • description: research global political and economic news and analysis with the source used by top leaders and thinkers

Financial Times and

  • description: the Financial Times is one of the world's most critically acclaimed publications with a focus on global business, finance and economic news. As well as providing access to the paper, includes additional content and several personalised features such as subject-focused newsletters, expert commentary, and independent up-to-date analysis

Illustrated London News Archives, 1842-2003

  • description: search the complete digital edition, over 260,000 full colour pages, of the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper

News Vault

  • description: single search across several news databases (Economist, Illustrated London News, Picture Post, Times)

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

  • description: find every issue of this pioneering photojournalism newspaper. It's an essential resource for international social and political issues


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

The Times Digital Archive

  • description: archive of the Times covering 1785 to 2014

Published: 2 February 2021

Last updated: 23 November 2023