Digital library

6. Newspapers old and new

RBdigital PressReader Unlimited Newspapers (external link)

You will need to register for a RBdigital account using your library card number and an email address.

  • Thousands of national, provincial, and global newspapers with 90 days of back issues.
  • Newspapers from over 100 countries in 60 languages.
  • You will need your library card number and your email address

NewsBank (external link)

  • Articles published in UK and world newspapers in the last 5 to 25 years (varies with different papers).
  • Includes all the major national daily papers and many local and regional ones. 

British Library Newspapers 1730 - 1950 (external link)

  • Includes the Burnley Express, Lancaster Gazette and Preston Chronicle
  • National, regional and local newspapers from the Eighteenth to Twentieth centuries taken directly from the holdings of the British Library.

Times Digital Archive (external link)

  • The complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785 to 2010.
  • Every page of every issue includes headlines, articles, images, editorial, birth and death notices and classifieds.

Red Rose Collections (Lancashire County Council)

  • Red Rose Collections includes a Newspaper Index to articles in local Lancashire newspapers from the 19th century onwards which are held on microfilm and in cuttings files at libraries across Lancashire..
  • Note that digitisation of these indexes is still on-going, so this online index is by no means exhaustive. 
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