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A guide to library resources for History at the University of Essex

News Sources

Newspaper articles and news programmes can provide useful information about historical and current events. Using news articles as primary sources can allow you to:

  • See how people viewed an event when it happened
  • Examine an issue in the context of its time
  • Trace the historical development of a subject over time

Because newspapers sometimes contain commentaries or retrospective articles about events, they can also be classed as secondary sources.

You can use the links below to search the news sources to which the library subscribes.

Contemporary News and Media

Historical News Sources: Collections

Historical News Sources: Individual Newspapers