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Answered By: Joanna Wilson
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2018     Views: 42

There are two main sources for newspaper articles.

LexisLibrary - Although this is primarily a source for legal information, it is also a comprehensive resource for articles from UK national and regional newspapers.  Make sure you select the News tab from the bar across the top of the home page before you search.  Amongst other things, you can filter searches by date and by publication title.  See the guide to searching newspapers using LexisLibrary for further information.


Newsstand (Gale Infotrac)provides articles from major British and American national newspapers, as well as many local and regional newspapers from both countries. It also contains an extensive collection of other international news sources. For help with searching, see our short guide.


Many newspapers still allow access to recent content free via their websites, including the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Mail Online, and others.  Some also include access to archives, however the Library also subscribes to The Independent Digital Archive (1986-2016) and The Economist Historical Archive (1943-2013), both of which can be valuable resources.


 Academic Onefile and General Onefile both offer access to newspapers, but also cover a wide range of general interest publications and so are useful if you want to look for more than just newspaper content.