Newspapers: Search archives

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Newspapers contain a wealth of content which can be of immense benefit to History and Literary researchers. Oxford subscribes to almost 50 newspaper collections ranging in period from the 1600s to the present day.

In this task, you will try out some searches in a variety of different newspaper collections. You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

For this, you will need web browser software such as Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer installed on your computer. Talk to your IT support person about this.