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This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects, dissertations, and theses in Criminology.
REMINDER: Download the University VPN system to access these resources while you're studying off campus.
When using newspapers, it's always a good idea to check the validity and bias before you use them. Here are some helpful websites to do just that:
Full FactA team of independent fact checkers and campaigners who find, expose and counter the harm it does.
Media Bias/Fact CheckThere are currently 7100+ media sources, journalists, and politicians listed in the database... and it is growing every day!
• British Library Newspapers
Search and read a wide range of national and regional newspapers from 1741-1950.
Watch this short video to get a quick overview (we have parts 1 - 5).
• Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2016
Use with care as this tabloid is known for its strong views but it can help with some assignments and certain dissertation topics. Search for stories or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II's coronation and Winston Churchill. Use Nexis if you want to go beyond 2016.
• 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.
Additional access instructions:
For off campus access use this link
• Nexis Uni
Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980s.
For use in the UK only
PressReader lets you access UK and international newspapers, plus a wide range of magazine content. Everything is full colour with archives varying in length depending on the publication.
• 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.
Watch this video showing you how to make the most of the features available.
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