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Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th – 21st centuries: Search tips and issues

A guide to historical and current newspapers and news sources, covering the 17th to 21st centuries. Includes searching tips, outline common problems and lists key resources available to Oxford scholars.

Search tips

Searching newspaper databases is tricky with most newspaper databases including tens of thousands of articles and millions of words.    An added problem is that newspapers cover a wide range of content types (not just news but also adverts, ephemera, opinion etc) and may use unexpected language.     Follow our search tips to search newspapers effectively

Search tips

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