Newspapers Overview

Newspapers Overview


so today I’m going to be telling you
about our newspaper resource guide and this can be found on the library home
page. All you need to do is click on resources, then resource guide and scroll
down to the newspaper guide. Alternatively if you’re already in your
subject guide, say for example business, you’ll see that
under main page at the bottom there is a scrolling bar of the main resource
guides that get frequently used. On there you should also see the newspaper guide. So what newspapers does the library have? The library provides a wide range of UK and international newspapers from 1600
to the present day, mainly in online format, but we do have some microfilm
collections as well. But you also have selected television news footage and
newsreels from the 20th and 21st centuries. So as you can see the newspaper guide is
divided into five different sections. The first section gives you an overview of
the newspapers we have, where else you can go to find newspapers and a link to
the newspaper blog post which we write on a regular basis.At the bottom of the page we’ve also got some suggested guides that you might
want to go and have a look at as well, including fake news. The next section highlights the main
ways you can access current news through our subscriptions. We’d recommend firstly that you start with Lexis which is primarily a legal database, but it also
provides access to UK national and regional newspapers. The second one we
would suggest is it sister subscription called Nexis, which deals with
international business news. However, you might want to access current news
through TV and radio so we also have links to TV audio news and documentaries on this page as well, including Box of Broadcasts and News on Screen. The next section is historic newspapers and archives and this is divided into two
sub-sections. You may already know which newspaper that you want to search and
you might want to search it individually through its direct archive, so as you can
see we’ve got a list of direct archives here. Alternatively you may want to
search across many newspapers all at once and as you can see there’s a wide
range of different newspapers on offer here and different subscriptions. But we
do advise you that the main starting point would be Gale Primary Sources and
British Library newspaper subscriptions because these have the widest coverage.
The next section focuses on business news and this page gives you details of
how to access our Financial Times and The Economist subscriptions. If you have
never used these newspapers before then don’t worry as we’ve also got help
videos on this page which help show you how to get the best out of these
subscriptions, along with information about how to read current and archived
copies. And last but not least we’ve got a
section covering our international news sources. Although our strongest news
collections do focus on the UK we do provide access to a wide range of
historic and contemporary international news. Our most comprehensive collection
covers the Americas and the details of which can be seen below. But we do also
have a section which covers other countries as well. The countries that are
chosen here are the ones that we get asked for the most and you can also see
that some of these links include links the microfilm collections that we have.
You may want to access these and may not know how to use a microfilm, but don’t
worry if you just go to the Help button at the left-hand side then you can get
in touch with us and we’ll show you how to do it. So that’s our newspaper
resource guide in a nutshell so do go away and have an explore and thanks for
listening.

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