Online Reference Library (OnRL)
Our Online Reference Library is a selection of 100s of websites chosen, organised and maintained by library professionals to answer your questions. Resources marked with * can only be accessed within a Lancashire Library.
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The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
19th Century British Library Newspapers has been developed by Gale in partnership with the British Library and offers national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers, taken directly from the holdings of the British Library. The collection contains over two million pages from forty eight titles and unlocks extensive newspaper content which is invaluable for the researching and studying of 19th century history. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
A one-stop-shop for latest local and national news from all the major sources brought together by LCC Corporate Communications Group.
This site almost does your homework for you!
If you need info or facts, figures and arguments about contemporary issues facing our society and the world, this is the place to look. You can get immediate access on any library PC or logon from any PC using your membership number. Topics include: Crime and Justice, Drugs and Alcohol, Economics and Welfare, Environmental and Global Issues, Family and Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, Citizenship and Participation, The Media, Rights and Discrimination, Science and Health. There is also a guide to using Issues Online.
A general index to Newspaper articles current and historical from the Local Press in Lancashire. Local newspapers covering Preston, Chorley and East Lancashire are almost completely indexed, whilst those from other areas of Lancashire are being continually added.
This site gives full text content for newspapers in the UK. All the major national daily papers are included as well as many regional ones. This is a service that Lancashire Library subscribe to and access to this is possible at any Lancashire Library or from any internet PC using the barcode from a Lancashire Library membership card.
Newspapers included are:Daily Mail; Daily Mirror; Daily Telegraph; Daily Express and Sunday Express; The Economist; The Financial Times; the Guardian; The Independent and Independent on Sunday; News of the World; The Observer; The Sun; Sunday People; The Times and Sunday Times; Liverpool Echo; Manchester Evening News;Lancaster Guardian; Blackpool Gazette.
The complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985. Every page of every issue includes headlines, articles, images, editorial, birth and death notices and classifieds. Search or browse through each issue. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
Vision is the Lancashire County Council newspaper that is delivered to homes in Lancashire every month. Here you canfind an online version and archive of previous editions, plus the latest news and correspondance.
ABYZ News Links is a portal to online news sources from all over the world. It is primarily composed of newspapers but also includes many broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agencies.
A news web site from the Accrington Observer. It includes a news archive going back to December 2002.
The Aegis Trust campaigns against crimes against humanity and genocide. Aegis runs the Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda (with Kigali City Council) and the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Centre in the UK. It also provides research and advocacy support for the All Party Parliamentary Groups on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in the UK and Canada.
English version of the Arabic-language news network. Breaking news, features and comment on world news from a middle eastern perspective.
This is the web page of the Asian Times which provides a nationwide coverage of social and political issues concerning Britain’s diverse Asian communities.
A web site from the BBC World Service which presents the news in Mandarin Chinese.
This BBC website provides information on news, sport, weather, entertainment etc for the region. There are also listings for Radio Lancashire and information is provided about the BBC Bus.
Extensive national and international news site from the BBC.
A news web site from the Blackpool newspaper, The Gazette. It includes a news archive going back to 1996.
This part of the British Library website gives information about their newspaper collections held at Colindale Avenue which has has lengthy holdings of most local and national newspapers. The newspaper holdings can be searched in the integrated online catalogue
and information is given about NEWSPLAN
, including links to those areas that have their catalogues online.
A site that provides links to the web sites of national, local, daily and weekly UK Newspapers plus major magazines and portals.
A news website from the Burnley Express. It includes an archive going back to September 1996.
A news website from the Chorley Citizen. It includes an archive going back to 1996.
A news website from the Chorley Guardian. It includes an archive going back to 1997.
A news website from the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times. It includes a news archive going back to 1996.
The web site of CNN (Cable News Network) containing world news stories. An enhanced service is available through free registration and a premium service through subscription.
A news website from the Cumberland News. It contains a news archive.
This site, which emanates from the library of Lund University in Sweden, is an international directory which aims to provide comprehensive coverage of scientific and scholarly open access journals.
This is the website of the Eastern Eye, the tabloid style paper which describes itself as "the voice of Asians in Britain". It is aimed at the Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi communities and carries UK and foreign news, politics and sport and information on the UK Asian music scene.
The web site of the Economist magazine. Access to the bulk of the site requires subscription but there is some free content and the free registration option provides some value-added services.
The Epoch Times is a global news organisation which has a special interest in China and takes an oppositional stance to the Chinese government. This is the Chinese lanuage edition of the paper.
Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 75 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.
This site provides full-text access to journal and magazine articles and has an archive going back to 1984. Some of the articles are only available through subscription/payment but the search facility initially defaults to find free articles only. There is a stung US bias in the choice of material,
A news web site for the Fleetwood area - printed weekly
This site hosts a large number of documentaries and trailers which may be viewed as streaming video for free. Most of the documentaries concern politics or current affairs and include Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock's award winning films. Whilst alot of the content is U.S. in origin, there is also a wide range of international films, including the Channel 4 'Dispatches' series.
This website provides news aimed at the Gujarati communities in the UK. All the articles are in English.
The official newspaper of record providing access to the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes and details of insolvencies, receivership, awards, honours and civilian and military medals e.g. Victoria Cross. This is a free service.
Global Voices collects blogs, news, reports and citizen media from all over the world, translating and bringing it all together in one place for easy access. Global Voices positively discriminates so that the emphasis on is on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media.
This Google site includes access to digitised newspaper records from all over the world. This includes the data from the fomer "Paper of Record" website which provided digital copies of newspapers from around the world including The Maple Leaf (1945-46), a paper given to Canadians fighting in Europe, the Daily Mirror (1953) and Liverpool Echo (1886-1984 partial). Unfortunately, the original search interface from "Paper of Record" is not currently available (17/02/09).
The website of the leading Gujarat newspaper. To read the E-paper, Click Here.
Online news reported by young people. Are you 16-25? Do you and your friends want to affect change in your local community? You can volunteer your time with Headliners to report on an issue that matters to you and use your story to challenge the decision makers in your area.
This is a website for and about journalists and journalism students everywhere. It offers free and unrestricted access to everyone.It carries daily news updates about what is happening in the industry as well as all the latest media jobs.It has information on newspaper campaings, complaints and freedom of information.
A news website from the Liverpool Echo/Daily Post.
Indymedia is a network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering a grassroots and non-commercial alternative coverage of important social and political issues.Their coverage frequently includes more local news and events not covered by the mainstream media.
The web page of the Jang group of newspapers based in Pakistan. It covers the news in English and Urdu
Keesing's was founded in 1931 with the intention of creating a lasting archive of original, accurate, and objective articles on the world's political, social, and economic events. The free search will produce a lists of articles and the introductory portion of each may be viewed. However, there is a charge to view the full article. Some libraries stock 'hard copies' of back issues of Keesings.
The web site of the Lancashire Evening Post. It includes content from the newspaper and classified advertisements, announcements and obituaries. There is also an archive of articles (under the "news" link) going back to 1996.
Lancashire Life Online includes readers' photographs and a reader forum, an archive of past issues. You can read and contribute to local restaurant reviews, celebrity interviews, recipes, and town and village features.
A news web site from the Lancaster Citizen. It includes a news archive for Lancashire going back to 1995.
Real time Lancaster news updates from the Lancaster Guardian on Twitter.
A news web site from the Lancaster Guardian which includes an archive going back to 1996.
The foundation campaigns for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay and bisexual people can achieve their full potential,‘Ending Homophobia, Empowering People'. On their website you can get advice on your wellbeing, listen live to Gaydio or download the latest issue of Out North West, with articles, events and social listings.
The website of the Lytham St. Annes Express. It includes links to local organisations and a news archive going back to November 2003.
Provides access to a database of free magazine articles. As this site is base in the US there is obviously a bias towards American publications.
A news web site from the Manchester Evening News which includes a link to the current edition of the paper. There is also a news archive going back to March 2000.
An independent online media directory for the UK. Listing websites, addresses, telephone numbers, programme schedules, live links etc for all areas of the online media.
This is an Arabic-English news translation site, which gathers news from all over the world and the web, the original and the translation displayed side by side. You can also request the translation of a piece you have posted.
The award winning current affairs, world politics and arts magazine. THe online 'front page' includes a "Your Democrary" section where you can enter a name, keyword or postcode to find everything you want to know about your MP, the Lords and the UK’s main political parties, or browse debates from 1803 to the present day.
A portal that provides access to international news items on all topics from a variety of online sources.
The official website of the NEWSPLAN 2000 project which aims to is preserve unique and fragile collections of local newspapers held in libraries throughout the United Kingdom.
This site is a citizens' news site where anyone can send article for inclusion. OhmyNews International editors will read through submitted stories, fact-checking them and editing for style etc. The website was developed in Korea but now includes Global content.
One Page News collects the latest news from providers all around the world, enabling you to view breaking news, browse topics or search the news archive. It includes a UK News section
, with up to the minute reports from a wide range of sources.
OneWorldTV is a broadcast platform and networking site for filmmakers, video journalists, NGOs and anyone campaigning for a better world.
This site provides links to the web sites of newspapers throughout the world. It is searchable by the name of the paper and the country or city of publication. There is a separate link for the UK edition and an enhanced subscription service.
Pink Paper has been Britain’s leading gay news service for two decades. Now they’ve got more stories than ever for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, all online. The Pink Paper covers all the queer news from England, Scotland, Wales and the rest of the world, from the latest celebrity gossip to top political stories and everything that’s happening where you live.
The web site of the Polish Express which was set up in 2003 and aims to reach recent Polish speaking people living in the UK.
A news site from The Preston Citizen focusing on the Preston area. It includes an archive going back to 1995.
Richard Heaton's collection of newspapers consists of over c.800 free searchable extracts and full transcripts of English and Irish, Georgian and early Victorian Regional Newspapers, making it one the largest free collections on the web.
A news website from the Rochdale Observer. It includes a news archive going back to 2001.
A local news web site from the Rossendale Free Press, including a news archive going back to 2003.
Silobreaker brings together content on global issues, science, technology and business from approximately 10,000 news, blog, research and multimedia sources. Silobreaker is a UK based company with offices in London and Stockholm. For full access registration is required but there is no charge for this.
Headline news from the Sky news centre.
Weekly magazine focused on political and current events
SUNCAT is an EDINA service which enables researchers and librarians to locate serials held in libraries throughout the UK. SUNCAT contains information on both print and electronic serials, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, annual reports and other publications of a continuing nature. SUNCAT includes serials' information from over 60 UK libraries, including the British Library, the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales, some of the largest Higher Education institutions in the UK and a number of specialist libraries. Serials holdings from new libraries will be added over time.
A news website from the Blackburn Citizen. It includes an archive of Lancashire news going back to September 1995.
A news website from the Blackpool Citizen. It includes an archive of Lancashire news going back to September 1995.
A news website from the Bolton Evening News. It includes an archive of Lancashire news going back to September 1995
A news website from the Bury Times. It includes access to an archive of Lancashire news going back to 1995.
A news web site of Newsquest Media for the Lancashire area linking to the sites of produced by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, Bolton Evening News and other local papers and 'freepapers'. It includes a news archive for Lancashire news going back to 1995.
A news website from the St Helens Star. It includes a news archive going back to 2004.
The website of the weekly independant left-wing current affairs magazine.
Part of the ePaper catalog, which lists newspaper available in ePaper form throughout the world. Full details (including whether the paper is free or pay-per-view) are given plus a link to the newspaper,
Part of the Big Project UK Web directory, this features a massive list of links to British and Irish national, regional and specialist papers and english language newspaper throughout the world.
A news website from the Wigan Evening Post, Wigan Observer and Wigan Reporter. It includes a news archive going back to 1996.
Wikileaks is a site for "whistleblowers". It publishes and comments on anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive documents from governments and other organizations, while preserving the anonymity of their sources. In the past it has successfully exposed many abuses of power.
Worldchanging.com is a nonprofit media organization that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers.
This is an excellent site which brings together news items from various online sources worldwide. It can be searched by region and also topic and there is a good advanced search option. The archive goes back to December 2003.
A directory of news sources from all over the world. The coverage is extensive and all the listed sites are in English and have free online content.
This web site from the World Bank is aimed at Young People and attempts to raise awareness of issues such as AIDS, conflict, debt relief etc. Articles on these subjects are backed up with stories and links to other web sites.