Looking for resources? Use Library Search

Answered By: Joanna Wilson
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2018     Views: 22

Although LexisLibrary is primarily a source for legal information, it also includes excellent coverage of the UK press. If you are searching for full text newspaper articles on almost any topic, LexisLibrary is a great place to start,.

You can find LexisLibrary via Library Search.

  1. Connect to Library Search
  2. Search for LexisLibrary
  3. The database should be the first item in the results list. Click on the link for online access, and then Link to resource.

You will need to restrict your search to newspapers. Do this by selecting News from the options across the top of the LexisNexis home page.

Unless you are searching for business information, don’t change the default options for Industry, Subject and Country/Region.


However, do use at least some of the other search options to ensure your search is focused on your particular topic. It may be helpful l to –

  • Select where your keywords must appear – either in the headline, at the start of the article, or maybe as “major mentions”
  • Select which dates you want to search.
  • Select what which news publications you want to search. For example you may want to restrict your search to UK National Newspapers,

The full text of any articles you find can be read on screen, or downloaded as a file for you to save.