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Newspapers and news sources: Historical News

A guide to finding newspapers, news magazines and news sources. It details both current and historical sources that you can access through the University Library or on the web.

How do I find historical newspapers?

The UWA Library subscribes to a range of historical newspaper databases. Search for the publication title in OneSearch or follow the steps on the Current News tab to browse the list of newspaper databases. 

Some of the English language historical newspaper databases available through OneSearch are listed below. Note that this list is not exhaustive - search OneSearch for additional resources.

Tip! To find archival editions of individual newspaper titles - like The Observer, Pravda, The Sydney Morning Herald, The New York Times etc. - simply search for the newspaper title in OneSearch. 

The UWA Library subscribes to a range of foreign language historical newspaper databases. Search by the publication title or follow the steps on the Current News tab to browse the list of newspaper databases. 

Some of the foreign language historical newspapers available through OneSearch are listed below. Note that this list is not exhaustive - search OneSearch for additional resources.

Tip! A lot of historical newspapers are freely available through Google. For example, Euopeana Newspapers contains a huge collection of freely available European historical newspapers. 

Historical WA newspapers in Trove

 

 

  You can locate locate historical WA newspapers in Trove. Here is the link to the available Newspapers

Finding free historical newspapers online

Did you know that many historical newspapers are freely available online?

For American and Canadian historical news sources, search the Google News Archive, while historical Australian news sources are available through Trove.

 

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