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Finding newspapers online 

Nexis UK is a huge database which has full text of a wide range of UK and international newspapers. Adverts, illustrations and photographs are not available.  


To access Nexis UK:


Finding hard-copy newspapers

The Library subscribes to a range of newspapers, with a few titles at most sites. Newspapers are for reference only and cannot be borrowed.

Merchiston keeps a wider range of newspapers for a short period, especially for journalism students who are concerned with design and layout aspects that are lost in online formats.


Use LibrarySearch to find out which site takes which newspaper. This will also indicate how long the back-run for each newspaper is, and what format it is stored in.

If you need access to older newspapers, you may need to to access other libraries in Edinburgh.