The Library provides comprehensive access to a vast archive of British and overseas newspapers, including electronic access to many current publications. Newspapers are an excellent primary source research tool, not only providing reports about events and issues but also editorials and letters that can be extremely useful for deeper understanding. Having access to such a broad range of publications allows you to research and compare different styles of reportage and contemporary responses to significant events. In addition to illustrating the response to events, newspaper articles can be of historical significance in their own right.
To help you get the most out of the resources listed in this library guide you may find it useful to explore the following set of online resources.
Getting results: guides to searching databases
This set of online resources will demonstrate the process of performing a search on a number of database platforms.