Newspapers and broadcast news

Newspapers and broadcast news

The library has access to a large collection of newspapers and broadcast news sources worldwide. On the tabs below you will find links for key news resources, including our Box of Broadcasts service which allows you to set recordings for radio and television programmes.

If you need any help finding or using news sources, please contact your librarian for support.

Current newspapers

The library provides access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers from across the globe through ProQuest News and Newspapers. The database includes the full index of current and archived newspapers and is updated daily. Newspapers include both broadsheet and tabloid titles.

LexisLibrary News provides access to local and regional newspapers in the UK from 1982 to current. Content is added within 4 days of publication.

Lots of daily newspapers provide free access to at least today's news. Most charge for access to older archived material. List of Newspapers is a free site which lists newspapers worldwide by continent, country and region.

Newspaper archives

In addition, we have excellent archival access to digitised older material, dating back to the 17th century. These are often fully digitised copies of the newspapers including original layout, images and advertisements. 

  • The Burney Collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media, including newspapers, pamphlets, broadsides and books. The collection spans the development of the concept of news, newspapers and free press in the 17th and 18th Century. Items can be magnified or reduced in size for easier screen reading and users may save or print article images.
  • Early American Newspapers 1801-1900
  • Glasgow Herald 1820-1900
  • Nineteenth Century British Newspapers is a full text digital collection of national, regional and local newspapers in Britain in the period 1800-1900.
  • Times Digital archive 1785-2008 is a full archived collection covering 200 years of this influential publication.
  • British Cartoon Archive provides access to 150,000 cartoons and caricatures published in British newspapers between 1904 and 2010. The collection includes cartoons, preliminary sketches, letters, photographs and film; everything through to completed artwork.

Broadcast news - current

Televised news services offer some current content online free. Examples in the UK are the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN.

Box of Broadcasts is a subscription service which allows our users to access a full range of television and radio programmes including news and documentaries. Individuals can record programmes or search the archive to view recorded programmes. Content dates from 2007 onwards but it is being expanded continuously. Find out more about using Box of Broadcasts to record TV programmes.