A Guide to Newspapers
News, whether it is printed, via television or radio or via the Internet can be an excellent way of finding out about public perceptions of key events, news items on a local, national and international arena, highlighting new and recent research, topical debate and much more. Here at the University of Bedfordshire we have access to several newspapers either in print or online format via the catalogue or digital library.
- Daily Jang (daily) - Park Square only
- The Daily Telegraph (daily) – Park Square only
- Die Zeit (weekly) – Park Square only
- The Epoch Times (weekly) – Park Square
- Financial Times (daily) – Park Square
- The Guardian (daily) – Park Square and Polhill
- Illustrated London News (dates held 1826, 1851, 1895-1900, 1942-1993) – Park Square only.
- The Independent (daily) – Park Square and Polhill
- The Independent on Sunday (weekly) – Park Square only
- La Revista (weekly) – Park Square only
- Luton News (weekly) – Park Square
- The Observer (weekly) – Park Square and Polhill
- The Press (dates held 1854-1857) – Park Square only
- The Sunday Telegraph (weekly) - Park Square only
- The Sunday Times (weekly) - Park Square only
- The Times (daily) - Park Square
- The Times Education Supplement (weekly) - Park Square, Polhill and Putteridge Bury
- The Times Higher Education Supplement (weekly) - Park Square, Polhill and Putteridge Bury
- The voice (weekly) - Park Square only
Databases of Newspaper Articles
Newspaper articles in electronic full text can be found by searching by keyword on the following databases:
- Lexis Newspapers - Full-text articles from many national and regional, broadsheet and tabloid newspapers. Coverage in many cases dates back to the 1980s.
- Newsbank – full text articles from various UK and Ireland newspapers. Includes: The Daily Mail (1998-),The Mail on Sunday (1998-), The Daily Mirror (2000-), The Daily Telegraph (2001-), The Sunday Telegraph (2001-), The Economist (1998-), The Evening Standard (1998-), The Express (1998-), The Express on Sunday (1998-), The Financial Times (1982-), The Guardian (1998-), The Independent (1998-), The Independent on Sunday (1998-), The Observer (1998-), The Sunday People (2000-), The Sunday Times( 1998-) and The Times (1998-)
- Global Newsbank – access to newspaper articles from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Russian Federation, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, and the Middle East. Covering international developments relating to politics, economics, science and technology, culture and business.
- Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) - FBIS Daily Reports, 1974-1996 is comprised of eight separate regional Daily Reports whose mnemonic abbreviations and coverage include the Middle East and [North] Africa (MEA), 1974-1987; Near East and South Asia (NES), 1987-1996; South Asia (SAS), 1980-1987; Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), 1974-1980 and (AFR), 1987-1996; China (CHI), 1974-1996; Asia and the Pacific (APA), 1974-1987; East Asia (EAS), 1987-1996; Latin America (LAT and LAM), 1974-1996; Eastern Europe (EEU), 1974-1996; Soviet Union/Central Eurasia (SOV), 1974-1996; Western Europe (WEU), 1974-1996. The FBIS Daily Reports included in this collection were published from April 1974 through September 1996.
- British Newspapers 1600-1900:
- The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 national and regional newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.
- The 17th – 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers - The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles.
- The Times Educational Supplement - Full text articles from 1994 to the current issue can be seen free of charge at the TES Connect web site.
- The Times Higher Education Supplement - Full text is available from 1995 onwards.
- BBC website has an excellent news section with links to the radio stations. You can get RSS feeds from this site to keep you up to date on issues.
- Google News Archive Search allows browsing of articles that go back over 200 years and sources include New York Times, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.
- Newsfilm Online is a JISC-funded service comprising a selection of news stories and programme scripts from the ITN/Reuters archives with some 3,000 hours of footage and about 60,000 stories.
- Commerical Radio Archive is a JISC funded service which covers the London Broadcasting Company / Independent Radio News audio archive of 7,000 reel-to-reel tapes in a collection that runs from 1973 to the mid-1990s. It is the most important commercial radio archive in the UK and provides a unique audio history of the period.