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Social Science electronic resources: Newspaper Sources

Except where stated, titles listed here are only available within the Library - access from outside the Library is not available for licensing reasons.

If you do not find the resource you are looking for, see the Library's complete listing of electronic resources in the British Library London Reading Rooms.

Title
Brief description
Format
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Over 1 million fully-searchable pages of early English news media, 1603 to 1800, representing most of the Burney Collection of newspapers at the British Library. 1271 individual titles including: newsbooks; London, provincial and a some colonial newspapers; pamphlets; and single-sheet ephemera such as broadsides and proclamations.
NB: If printing an article, choose one of the PDF formats, rather than HTML.
Online resource
19th Century British Library Newspapers Part of the British Library Newspapers collection, 19th Century British Library Newspapers provides researchers with the most comprehensive collection of national and regional newspapers of Victorian Britain available. This full-text, fully searchable digital archive includes 46 papers originating in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, carefully selected by an editorial board from the British Library and providing a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century.
HE and FE institutions should visit the JISC website to learn more or apply for a licence. The current list of subscribing UK HE and FE institutions can be found in the list in the right-hand margin.
NB: If printing the article, choose one of the PDF formats, rather than the html.
Online resource
Access World News
(NewsBank)
Provides full text of articles from a wide range of US national, regional and local papers, and also key international newspapers and transcripts of broadcast news and newswires. This database excludes paid advertisements and photographs. The product has a source list giving full details of all of the titles included and the date ranges covered.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
British Newspapers, 1600-1900 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection newspapers and 19th Century British Library Newspapers in a full text, fully cross-searchable digital archive. Consists of 1271 Burney titles: London and provincial newsbooks, newspapers, periodicals and other material, 1600-1800 and 46 newspapers from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, 1800-1900. Each database is also separately searchable.
NB: If printing the article, choose one of the PDF formats, rather than the html.
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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers This site from the Library of Congress allows you to search and view American newspaper pages from 1860 -1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690 and the present.
This site is freely available on the Internet.

Online resource
Early American Newspapers Early American Newspapers features cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers 1690-1876, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images.
This is a subscription based service.
Remote access is available for registered St Pancras Reader Pass holders
.
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Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2003 The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 ('EHA') is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. In 8,000 issues and more than 600,000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers and a selection of exportable financial tables.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room
Online resource
The Economist (1992 to date) Current issues of The Economist, from 1992 to date, are available in full text in ABI/Inform. (Search for The Economist under the Publications tab).
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Factiva The latest news and business information from more than 10,000 publications from 159 countries in 22 languages, covering nearly every industry and region. Includes newswires and BBC Monitoring. The web 2.0 search option displays charts and graphs of the results, to uncover trends, article timelines, top companies mentioned and more.
This resource is available in the Business & IP Centre (Level 1) and Social Sciences Reading Room only. Please see enquiry desk staff for access.
Online resource
Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888 - 2006 Provides access to the complete run of the London edition of the FT, the UKs leading financial newspaper for the period 1888 to 2006. It includes every article, advertisement and market listing, providing access to thousands of daily price/stock indexes and currency tables an invaluable source of historic daily financial data. Online resource
Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1974-1996 US government operation which translates the text of daily broadcasts, government statements, and select news stories from non-English sources. Covers: Middle East & [North] Africa, 1974-1987; Near East & South Asia, 1987-1996; South Asia, 1980-1987; Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974-1996; China, 1974-1996; Asia & the Pacific, 1974-1987; Eastern Europe, 1974-1996; Soviet Union, 1974-1996.
This resource is available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Remote access is available for registered St Pancras Reader Pass holders.

This is a subscription based service.
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Newsbank Newspapers - UK, Ireland and USA Full-text articles from about forty UK national, regional and local newspapers and periodicals. Search single titles or search multiple titles simultaneously. Three US titles are also included: the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Paperboy Portal offering access to full text newspapers world wide available free on the Internet.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Russian/NIS Universal Databases Online databases of Russian/FSU Publications (East View). Files: Central Newspapers, Regional Newspapers, CIS & Baltic Periodicals, Social Sciences & Humanities, Parliamentary Publications, Military & Security Periodicals.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Scotsman Digital Archive A digital edition of The Scotsman, the Scottish daily newspaper, enables the searching of every edition from 1817 to 1950 using keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of specific articles or complete pages.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room. It is password protected.
Enter:
Login email address: newspaper@bl.uk and Password: news2007
Online resource
Times Digital Archive Offers a complete, searchable digital edition of the Times newspaper, 1785-1985. The entire newspaper is captured, including advertisements and illustrations/photographs.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource