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Print Sources

Printed copies of some daily newspapers (Guardian, Independent, Times and Financial Times) are available at most of the library sites, although they are not usually kept for more than a few weeks. Copies will sometimes be retained until we receive the microfilm or electronic version of the title. At Hartley there are also copies of International Herald Tribune, Wall St Journal and some Chinese papers, although we do not keep back runs of these. Please see WebCat for full details of holdings.


Microfilm Sources

Most microfilms at Hartley are kept on the far right of Level 1. We hold copies of the Times going back to 1785, the Independent from 1986 and Financial Times from 1970 and other Times Supplements, mostly in Cabinets 36 - 49. Local newspapers from the Cope Collection are also stored here on microfilm - for details of these holdings see Local History - newspapers. There are facilities in this area to read and print from both microfilm and microfiche. If you require assistance during office hours, please ask at the Enquiry Desk on Level 3.


Newspaper Websites

The following websites are all freely accessible but you will not usually be able to access their archived material.

• The Daily Telegraph 
• The Guardian 
• The Independent 
• Southern Daily Echo 

Articles from The Times website are now only available to subscribers.

Full Text Electronic Sources - Contemporary Newspapers

Note that Nexis (R) UK does not provide access to the Financial Times for the last 30 days - more about the Financial Times.

  • Nexis (R) UK  
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    Full text access to newspapers and current affairs publications from all over the world, including the Financial Times. Articles from 1970s to current. IMPORTANT: includes low quality newspapers, so we recommend you search specific publications (see help guide). Also includes company profiles, industry news, country reports, biographies and legal cases.
  • Gale Newpapers Database  
    You can access current UK newspapers such as the Guardian, Independent, Independent on Sunday, Observer and Times from 1985 onwards.

Full Text Electronic Sources - Historical Newspapers

  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers  
    An extensive collection of fully searchable Nineteenth Century newspapers held at the British Library.
  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers  
    Extensive collection of fully searchable English newspapers from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • British Newspapers 1600-1950  
    An extensive collection of British newspapers published between 1600 and 1950.
  • Gale NewsVault
    NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring your library's collection of Gale historical newspapers. With the power to search over 10 million digitized facsimile pages, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past.
  • Welsh Newspapers Online  Icon
    Welsh Newspapers Online (Beta), provided by the National Library of Wales, allows you to search articles from at least 40 Welsh newspapers, generally up to 1910.

Other Sources of Newspapers

Southampton Central Library, in the City centre is a rich source of local material with microfilm copies of some titles going back to the nineteenth and even eighteenth century.

The British Library Newspaper Collections - help for researchers gives information on the British Library's newspaper collections. (Search the 'Newspaper Library' subset on the British Library catalogue to locate the titles you require.)

Foreign Language News and Newspapers is an MIT-maintained page that links to some freely available European and East Asian language newspapers. (For full text access to over 90 non-English European titles, also see Nexis (R) UK above.)


Indexes to Newspapers

The Library subscribes to several indexing services which enable you to search for newspaper articles by keyword combinations or subject headings. Please note that the term index means that a reference is given where an article can be found, but there is no direct link to full text.


Print Indexes

The Microform area on Level 1 of Hartley houses a printed index to the Times alongside the microfilms: Palmer's Index to the Times (1790 - 1905) (also available online - see below), followed by the Official Index to the Times (1905 - current).  The Clover Newspaper Index (1986 -1998), which becomes the Newspaper Index (1998 - 2000) can also be found here.  This indexes the Daily Telegraph, Economist, Guardian, Observer, Independent, as well as the Times, Financial Times and all Educational and Literary supplements.

Electronic Indexes


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