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Geography and the Environment: News & Analysis

Guide to the latest and most useful research resources for geography and the environment

Historical newspaper archives

Guide: Oxford Analytica

Oxford Analytica offers over 20,000 unique analytical articles addressing global and regional politics and economics from the transition of the Cold War to New World Order. (Note - there is a 90 day embargo on content)

Guide: News Sources available through the Library Service

We have two large databases of world newspapers and other news sources, Factiva and Nexis UK. Both are comprehensive in their worldwide newspaper coverage and overlap in content although you may find that if a source isn't in one it will be in the other one. Coverage of the major newspapers starts from the 1980s. A full list of all newspaper resources is listed on OxLIP+ under 'newspapers'. 

We also have subscriptions to the following news websites:

The Economist Online

Provides full access to every issue since Jul 1997.

Financial Times Online

The subscription includes access to subscriber-rated content and a Power Search facility that gives access to 8 years of the FT, along with 22 million articles from 500 of the world's leading business press publications.
NOTE: To access the service please ensure that you register with a username (the username will require a University email address ending in and a password of your choice by clicking on "Join Now" on the pop-up (it may take a short time to appear).
To register off-campus please use the URL on the Weblearn page.


FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service) has been the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 70 years.

UN Global Issues

The UN Global Issues Website offers in depth analysis of a variety of topics including: