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Q. Does the Library have access to the British Newspaper Archive?

Answered By: Hilda McNae
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2023     Views: 2

British Newspaper Archives is a collaboration between the British Library and findmypast. Whilst the British Newspaper Archive is available for individuals and public Libraries to buy, it isn’t available for Higher Education, however most of the content of the British Newspaper Archive is included in British Library Newspapers.

Access British Library Newspapers via our A-Z of databases. We have all 5 modules:

British Library Newspapers Part I & II: 1800-1900 These two collections include English and Welsh regional newspapers of the 19th Century.  The collection includes radical publications, such as Chartist Northern Star, Morning Chronicle, and the Examiner, alongside conservative publications, such as The Standard and The Morning Post. 

British Library Newspapers Part III: 1740-1950  Includes more regional publications, alongside specialist titles like Poor Law Unions’ Gazette, and historically significant publications such as the Westmoreland Gazette. 

British Library Newspapers Par IV: 1732-1950 A collection of earlier newspapers, including the Stamford Mercury and magazines such as Scots Magazine.  You’ll also find the 1901-1950 run of the Aberdeen Journal and the Dundee Courier. 

British Library Newspapers Part V: 1746-1950 This collection focuses on the North of Britain, including Scotland, Northern England and the Midlands. 

The Library subscribes to many other newspaper archives. Further information can be found on our Newspaper guide.

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