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Newspaper eresources

Read a wide range of current and past Australian and international newspapers at home.

To access eresources from home, you need to be a Victorian resident with a current State Library card. To obtain a card, join the Library.

'The Age' and 'Sydney Morning Herald' Digital Editions
Complete content of both newspapers. Coverage starts in 2006 and new editions are usually available from the day of publication. Select the 'Existing subscribers' link.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre (EBSCO)
Full-text newspapers including, The Age, Herald Sun and other major Australian newspapers, and other generally popular magazines and journals. Coverage from October 2000.

ProQuest Australia & New Zealand Newsstand
Complete content of 29 Australian and New Zealand newspapers, including The AgeHerald-Sun, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald,  and ABC news program transcripts. Coverage dates from 2001 for most newspapers.

'The Sydney Morning Herald' Archive
Complete content of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald from 1955 to February 1995. Select the ‘Access Archive’ link.

'The West Australian' Digital Editions
Complete content of Perth's main daily newspaper. Coverage is from July 2004 to one day before the current date. Note: this is a secure site.

Complete content of 2200 current newspapers from 97 countries including advertisements, images and tables. Most (not all) issues are kept for 90 days from their date of publication. Note: access to 'The Age' and 'Sunday Age' is currently blocked by the publisher. Use 'The Age' and 'Sydney Morning Herald' Digital Editions link instead.

Gale NewsVault
Cross-search the collection of 19th Century British Library newspapers, the Times Digital Archive, the Sunday Times, the Times Literary Supplement and the Illustrated London News in a single interface. Covers complete content of newspapers, including advertisments and illustrations.

'The Times' Digital Archive 1785–2008
Complete content of the London Times, fully searchable and viewable as images.

'Times Literary Supplement' Historical Archive 1902-2009
Search the complete content of the Times Literary Supplement Archive from 1902, covering reviews of British publications, theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions.

'Illustrated London News' Historical Archive 1842-2003
Search the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper with reports of British and world events including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Containing over 260,000 full colour pages, the ILN Historical Archive 1842-2003 provides  unprecedented access to the entire run of this unique historical record.

19th Century British Library Newspapers
Contains 70 British metropolitan and regional newspapers published between 1800 and 1900, selected from the British Library's newspaper collection.

We are currently trialling 19th Century British Library Newspapers parts 3 and 4, covering over 40 additional titles from regions outside London. We invite you to comment through our online feedback form. This trial will end on 10 December 2014.

The Sunday Times digital archive (1822-2006)
This weekly newspaper is editorially independent from The Times, and provides thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large.

ProQuest International Newspapers
Search full text of the Scotsman (1817-1950), Los Angeles Times (1991-), New York Times (1980-), the Washington Post (2005-) and The Guardian (1989-).

Irish Newspapers
Online database of newspapers published in Ireland. The archive dates from 1763 to the present and includes a mix of out of print titles and current titles, providing word- searchable access to articles or full pages. Titles include the Irish Independent (1905 - current), Freeman's Journal (1763-1924), Connacht Tribune (1909-current), Leitrim Observer (1924- 1998), Meath Chronicle (1897- current) and the Southern Star (1892-current).

More eresources

Some of the Library's journal article and ebooks databases, and all of the Library's CD-ROMs, are only available from computers within the Library building. You can explore the subject menu which lists these. Many useful free websites are also included. 

Terms & conditions

Read the conditions of access before using eresources from home.