New e-resources: NewsVault – Historical electronic newspaper archive.

News Vault

This vast electronic newspaper archive is an extensive collection covering over 400 years of content and comprising over 10 million digitized pages. You can cross-search the following databases or search them individually.


It includes:

  • Times Digital Archive
  • Sunday Times Digital Archive
  • Economist Historical Archive
  • Illustrated London News
  • The Picture Post
  • FT Historical Archive
  • Times Literary Supplement
  • 17th – 19th Century British newspapers
  • The Listener 1929 – 1991
  • 19th Century US newspapers

Access these excellent historical primary sources from the e-library on the Intranet.

The Week (also accessed from the e-library)

We’ve also recently obtained a site wide licence for the digital version of  “The Week” magazine. This is a very readable weekly news digest. You can read the latest edition or browse the archive dating back to 2009.

The archive is subject searchable which makes it a useful research tool.


We are in the process of developing our MFL resources on the iPads. Please let us know if there are newspapers/magazines you would like to read on the iPads in the Library.

You can read Le Monde online and we now have “Science et Vie” French magazine.

For students of the German language Ms Bushell recommends Tagesschau in 100 Sekunden (also available on the iPads). German news in 100 seconds with subtitles.

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