Exploring the Collections: News & Media

Exploring the Collections: News & Media

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Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students

Please note the lift in the Knowledge Centre will be undergoing refurbishment at the time of this event. If you require lift access, please email customer-services@bl.uk or call +44 (0)1937 546060 in advance to arrange additional support.

The British Library is home to a vast array of news and media content across all formats. Our extensive newspaper and magazine collections contain over 100 million issues, covering international, national and local publications from the 17th century to the present day.  Our Sound Archive has 6.5 million sound recordings of speech, music, wildlife and the environment, from the 1880s to the present day. Our online Web Archive provides permanent online access to key UK websites of cultural or scholarly importance, while our onsite Legal Deposit Web Archive has every UK website available since 2013, including 1,900 news sites. Our Reading Rooms provide access to tens of thousands of TV and radio programmes broadcast in the UK since May 2010.  At this event researchers will learn about the full scope of these collections and how to unlock their potential as primary sources.  They will also have an opportunity to meet expert staff and other researchers across a range of disciplines and subject areas.

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To make the most of your day, you may wish to register for a free Reader Pass before the event.

These events are aimed at first year PhD students who are new to the Library. Each day focuses on one aspect of the Library’s collections. You are welcome to attend the day you will find most useful to you.  Lunch and refreshments are provided. Booking is essential.

Comments from previous attendees:

The whole day was superb and it was so worth it.

Very helpful and interesting day. I now feel a lot more confident using the British Library

The enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff – definitely encourages me to return to the library soon!


Name: Exploring the Collections: News & Media
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546