Online newspaper archives

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Just a small selection, courtesy mainly of Debra A, Robert, Chris Scott.


Collections and links

Google News Archive Search

International News Historical Archives (XooxleAnswers)

Newspaper digitization projects (ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers)

Extensive collection of links to digital collections and archives of individual newspapers, with worldwide coverage.

List of digitised newspapers (Mike Dash's blog, Charles Fort Institute)

Links to the more significant collections and archives of individual newspapers.

United Kingdom

Collections and links

The British Newspaper Archive

Project to digitise newspapers held by the British Library, in partnership with brightsolid. The site offers a free search facility, but articles are available only to subscribers. There are no plans to make the collection available through other libraries or educational institutions. At its launch in November 2011, by comparison with the existing 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection, the new database appeared to contain all the articles in the older collection, and around 10% more material from the 1880s and 1890s (with significant coverage extending to 1903), with around 35% more material from the mid-19th century.

19th Century British Library Newspapers

An earlier digitisation project, in partnership with Gale Cengage. This collection is freely available in UK further and higher education institutions, and through many local libraries.

Individual Newspapers

Guardian Digital Archive

Articles available to paying subscribers.

Jewish Chronicle

Website includes an archive, which is freely searchable - displaying "snippets" of results - with page images available to subscribers.

London Gazette Gazettes

Official announcements. The Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes are available at the same site.

Scotsman Digital Archive

Articles available to paying subscribers.

The Times Times Archive

Articles available to paying subscribers.


Collections and links

Australian Newspapers (National Library of Australia)


Individual Newspapers

Irish Times Digital Archive

Articles available to paying subscribers.

New Zealand

Collections and links

Papers Past


Collections and links

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)

Historical Newspapers and Indexes On The Internet - USA (Genealogy Research Guides)

Utah Digital Newspapers (Utah Academic Library Consortium)

Early American Newspapers (Readex)

Searchable collection including nearly 2000 titles from the period 1690-1922. Available to individual subscribers is available through GenealogyBank.

Individual Newspapers

Brooklyn Eagle Online (Brooklyn Public Library)

New York Times Archive

Articles from 1987 and to 1922 are freely available (free registration required).

Washington Post Archive Search

Articles available to paying subscribers.