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News Sources: Home

A guide to finding current and historical news items.

Current news

We subscribe to the Nexis database (see below) which contains full text of UK Newspapers, both local and national, including Scottish titles such as The Herald, The Scotsman, and the Press and Journal. Nexis also includes tabloids, small circulation regional titles and worldwide newspapers, alongside press releases, newswires and some magazines and trade journals.

You can log in using your DS username and password. You can choose to limit your search to a range of titles, or name the specific publication you are interested in to browse the content. Help on searching Nexis can be found on their support pages or ask your Faculty Librarian for advice.

An alternative newspaper index is Factiva (see below) which indexes a wide range of local, regional, national and international newspapers. You can log in using your DS username and password. You can choose to limit your search to a range of titles, or name the specific publication you are interested in to browse the content. 

You will also find some titles covered by other databases such as Gale Business Insights and ABI/INFORM (see below), which also include trade news and reports.

Print newspapers

The Library has a current collection of UK and foreign print newspapers shelved in level 2 of the Library. The edition for the current day is displayed on the stands by the entrance gates on level 3. Titles held in print are:

  • Daily Telegraph (Held for 6 months)
  • Financial Times (Held for 1 year)
  • Guardian (Held for 6 months)
  • Herald (Held for 6 months)
  • Scotsman (Held for 6 months)
  • Sunday Times (Held for 6 months)
  • Times (Held for 6 months)
  • Times Educational Supplement (Held for 2 years plus current year)
  • Times Educational Supplement Scotland (Held for 2 years plus current year)
  • Times Higher Educational Supplement (Held for 2 years plus current year)
  • Times Literary Supplement (Held for 2 years plus current year)
  • International New York Times (Held for 6 months)
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