Newspapers do not have an authoritive voice and are not usually academic sources and as such should be used sparingly (consult your module handbook for guidance) but information contained within newspapers have their own value in gauging or demonstrating public opinion and are also excellent resources in business for current affairs and employability.
At Swansea University, we subscribe to a large collection of newspapers, both historical and current. Our current collection for business include the Economist and the Financial Times. The Economist is a weekly magazine covering business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts. The Economist can be found within the ProQuest Business Collection.
FT.com is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The School of Management has a subscription to this resource for its students. To access FT.com you need to go to www.ft.com and register using your Swansea email address. After registering there can be a slight delay whist, they check your status.
Swansea University also have access to hundreds of newspapers and other news sources from many countries around the world, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA. There are two options worth looking at for Newspaper content. Nexis UK, which is the largest database. NexisUK contains the text of many newspaper articles from the 1990s. The University also subscribes to ProQuest International Newsstream. This provides content of the US and Canada as well as more than 660 top newspapers from across the world. Although a smaller database coverage often, but not always, dates back further than NexisUK. Although there are newspapers freely available on the internet these databases are very useful as they can cross-search several newspapers at once and are also have increased search functionality.
Swansea University also subscribe to historical newspapers via a number of different databases. Below is a table with a few of our most popular Historic newspaper archives
|Gale: Times Digital Archive||The Times Archive provides the entire Times newspaper, from its beginning in 1785 up to 2012, including articles, photographs, letters and advertisements|
|UK Press Online||The UK Press Online site provides access to the full text of the Daily Mirror from 1903 to the present and the Daily Express from 1900 to the present. It also includes the Sunday Express, Daily Star and Star Sunday. Full page facsimiles are provided so each issue can be viewed as it would have originally appeared (complete with photos, pictures, adverts etc.).
|Gale: Burney Collection newspapers||The British Library’s collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). At more than twelve hundred titles, this is the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media
|Gale: 19th century British Library Newspapers||The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 70 newspapers selected by the British Library to represent nineteenth century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers and can be particularly useful if you are researching local or family history.
|Chronicling America||10 million pages of digitized historic newspaper content dating from 1836 to 1922. It is a Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities (part of the National Digital Newspaper Program – NDNP) project.
|Welsh Newspapers||Welsh Newspapers Online provides free access to about 120 Welsh newspaper publications up to 1919. It includes most of The Cambrian from 1804 to 1910.
Although these can be searched separately, and it is advisable to do so in certain situations you can also do a cross database search across the Gale Primary Sources Platform.
As with all sources, they need to cited and referenced. Below is information on how to reference our online and printed newspaper articles.
Online newspaper Article:
Author, A.A. (year, month, date). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://url
Printed Newspaper article:
Author, A.A. (date). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, xx, p. or pp.
More detailed information on referencing newspaper can be found on page 17 in the Swansea University Referencing According to the APA 6th Style
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