Creative Writing

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Creative & Media Writing

This section lists resources for specific purposes.

• Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

1271 London and provincial newsbooks, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and single-sheet ephemera, 1600 to 1800.


Search and read a wide range of national and regional newspapers from 1741-1950.


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 2004.


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.


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.


Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards. Useful if you want the tabloid view on topical issues.

Your Subject Team

 Greta Friggens

Faculty Librarian

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phone (023) 9284 3456

 Lizzie Wildgoose

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