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• The Economist historical archive 1843-2015
fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery
This archive gives you highly respected commentary and analysis of global news each week from 1843 to 2015. Search by subject or browse by date. The articles are full facsimiles, including photos and charts. Read about financial crises as they happened.
• The Guardian and Observer Archives
Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Use Nexis if you want to search up to the current day.
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• Nexis Uni
Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980s.
Regional and national newspapers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australasia, from the 1980s onwards. Nexis also contains the text of articles from European weekly news magazines e.g. L'Express, Le Point, Der Spiegel. The French news also covers Francophone African sources and the Spanish news also covers Mexican and South American sources.
For use in the UK only
• ProQuest historical newspapers: South China Morning Post (1903 - 2000)
Founded in Hong Kong in 1903, this paper is known for its authoritative, influential, and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and all of Asia, as well as its perspective of the rest of the world. Gain unique insights into modern Chinese history, 20th century politics, economics, and more. Search from 2000 up to the current day via Nexis Uni.
Authentication required for off-campus access
• The Times: Digital Archive 1785-2019
Search over 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.
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