Newspapers can provide the latest developments in the field, and current opinion on developing events and controversial topics.
There are a number of websites giving access to UK newspapers. All access options for these titles are given below with the most recent access listed first.
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.
Newspapers can be a good source for the latest developments in a field and for current opinion on controversial topics. They also provide insight into public opinion and the national mood at the time of historic events.
We have online access to a number of current and archive newspaper issues, mainly covering UK newspapers.
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Finding non-English Language 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.
Current issues are in Quiet study and Holds on the Ground Floor of the Library.
Current physical subscriptions which are kept for two months are:
Current physical subscriptions which are kept for 6 months are:
Current physical subscriptions which are kept for 1 year are:
If accessed online: DOI or Available at: URL (Accessed: date)
Reference list: Graham, K. (2020) 'The biggest tree and the smallest axe', The Guardian, 31 August, pp.21-22.
In-text citation: (Graham, 2020)
Reference list: Pinkstone, J. (2021) 'Mountains set the pace of evolution, not climate change, say scientists', The Daily Telegraph, 2 September. Available at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/02/mountains-set-pace-evolution-not-climate-change-say-scientists/ (Accessed: 3 September 2021)
In-text citation: (Pinkstone, 2021)
Elements to include:
Note: if you are using the online version of a newspaper, which often varies from the print edition, you would omit page reference and instead include Available at: URL (Accessed: date)
Reference list: The Daily Telegraph (2021) 'Walking on wooden floors could help to generate power', 2 September, p. 12.
In-text citation: (The Daily Telegraph, 2021, p. 12)
Reference list: The Guardian (2021) 'We cannot allow inequality to increase within the education system', 2 September. Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/inequality-education-exams-schools-private-b1900252.html (Accessed: 4 September 2021)
In-text citation: (The Guardian, 2021)
If you need help with finding information, then please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for advice.
Newspapers are made up of very short articles usually written by journalists. There is no checking procedure and they may be biased. Academic journals are often peer-reviewed, focused on an academic discipline or subject, and include longer articles. These articles usually include abstracts, a literature review and bibliographies/reference lists. For more information on journals and how to find them, see our guide below.