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A guide to useful sources for finding newspapers and newspaper articles.

Why use newspapers?

Newspapers can provide the latest developments in the field, and current opinion on developing events and controversial topics. 

Finding Newspapers Online

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Search Summon to find news articles

The Summon discovery service includes online newspaper articles covered by our many of our subscriptions. Search for a topic in the box below. You can Refine your results by publication year to see the most recent articles, or to find out how that topic was portrayed in earlier times.

Printed newspapers

The Library still has subscriptions to printed newspapers, which it keeps for a limited period of time. All of these can be viewed in the Enterprise Catalogue. 

For current issues, please visit the Information Desk of the Ground Floor of the URS Building. 

Current physical subscriptions which are kept for two months are:

  • The Times
  • The Financial Times
  • The Guardian

Current physical subscriptions which are kept for 6 months are: 

  • The Bookseller
  • The Times Literary Supplement
  • THE: Times Higher Education
  • Reading Chronicle (local newspaper)

Current physical subscriptions which are kept for 1 year are: 

  • The Spark (Reading University Student newspaper)

 

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Need more help?

Our liaison librariansIf you need help with finding information, then please contact your subject liaison librarian for advice.

Newspapers vs. Journals

Academic journals differ from newspapers in that they are often peer-reviewed, focused on an academic discipline or subject and include academic articles which may include abstracts, literature reviews and bibliographies/reference lists. For more information on journals and how to find them, see our guide below.