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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.

Printed newspapers

  • Daily Jang (daily) - University Square (Luton) only
  • The Daily Telegraph (daily) – University Square (Luton) only
  • The Epoch Times (weekly) – University Square (Luton) only
  • Financial Times (daily) – University Square (Luton) only
  • The Guardian (daily) – University Square (Luton) and Bedford
  • Illustrated London News (dates held 1826, 1851, 1895-1900, 1942-1993) – University Square (Luton) only.
  • The Independent (daily) – University Square (Luton) and Bedford
  • The Independent on Sunday (weekly) – University Square (Luton) only
  • Luton News (weekly) – University Square (Luton) only
  • The Observer (weekly) – University Square (Luton) and Bedford
  • The Press (dates held 1854-1857) – University Square (Luton) only
  • The Sunday Telegraph (weekly) - University Square (Luton) only
  • The Sunday Times (weekly) - University Square (Luton) only
  • The Times (daily) - University Square (Luton) only
  • The Times Education Supplement (weekly) - University Square (Luton) and Bedford
  • The Times Higher Education Supplement (weekly) - University Square (Luton) and Bedford
  • The Voice (weekly) - University Square (Luton) 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. 
  • Newsbank – full text articles from many UK national and regional and overseas newspapers
  • UK Press Online - British newspaper archives from the 19th century to the present day with emphasis on the tabloid press.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) - FBIS Daily Reports, 1974-1996 is comprised of eight separate regional Daily Reports, published from April 1974 through September 1996.

Online news

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