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e-resources for Women's Studies: Newspapers & ephemera

Newspapers on OxLIP+

You can find links to a large number of British and foreign newspapers in the Newspapers section OxLIP+; and all the reources mentioned below can be found via OxLIP+.

Individual titles include: the Guardian (1821-2003) & the Observer (1791-2003), the Irish Times (1859-2007) and the Scotsman (1817-1950); the Times Digital Archive and the Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.

There are also fully searchable newspaper collections, such as the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and the 19th Century British Library Newspapers collections (which can be seached together in British Newspapers 1600-1950 - here you can search the full text of over 3 million pages of national and regional newspapers, newsbooks and ephemera); and databases such as Nexis UK and Factiva, which include links to newspaper articles.

For help wth using some of these resources see the following guides:

17th-18th Century Burney Collection online help
19th Century British Newspapers online help
(These resources are only accessible from a computer connected to the University of Oxford network, or by logging on remotely using your SSO username and password)

Nexis UK
Search for articles where the search term appears in the headline?
Search for two terms within the same sentence?
Search for articles from a particular publication?

(N.B. If you are not connected to the Oxford network you will need to login with your Oxford Single Sign On username and password to gain full access to the above online resources)

John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera

This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment; the Booktrade; Popular Prints; Crimes, Murders and Executions; and Advertising.

For a demo of how to use the John Johnson Collection please go to:

Printed newspaper holdings

For information on hard copy newspaper holdings in the Bodleian Libraries, see: or visit the Main Enquiry Desk in the Old Bodleian Lower Reading Room.