Accessing electronic resources
Getting books & articles
Library workshop support materials
This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Film & Television Industries
This section lists resources for specific purposes.
• British Library Newspapers
Search and read a wide range of national and regional newspapers from 1741-1950.
Watch this short video to get a quick overview (we have parts 1 - 5).
• Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2016
Use with care as this tabloid is known for its strong views but it can help with some assignments and certain dissertation topics. Search for stories or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II's coronation and Winston Churchill. Use Nexis if you want to go beyond 2016.
• The Guardian and Observer Archives
Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Use Nexis if you want to search up to the current day.
Additional access instructions:
For off campus access use this link
• Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003
fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery
The world's first illustrated weekly newspaper containing useful background for Victorian topics in particular.
• Mirror historical archive 1903-2000
Founded in 1903, the Mirror plays a pivotal role in the history of journalism. Peaking in 1967, with a daily circulation of 5.25 million, the newspaper has had a history full of highs and lows. Today, it is the only mainstream left-wing tabloid remaining in the UK. Gale's Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 features more than 800,000 pages of brand-new, full text searchable, scans of the complete run of the Mirror from 1903-2000, including the Sunday Mirror.
• The Times: Digital Archive 1785-2019
Search over 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.
Watch this video showing you how to make the most of the features available.
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