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Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th – 21st centuries: Newspapers by country / region

A guide to historical and current newspapers and news sources, covering the 17th to 21st centuries. Includes searching tips, outline common problems and lists key resources available to Oxford scholars.

Resources on the newspaper industry

Tools to help you learn more about your newspaper:

The Waterloo Directories include historical information on ownership, circulation, prices, political & religious affiliation, etc. Please note the Waterloo Directories don't work well with Internet Explorer (IE).

World Press Trends Database: a primary source of data to the global newspaper industry worldwide, covering 2000-current. It includes data from more than 70 countries, accounting for more than 90 per cent of the global industry's value. The data is available as individual country reports, and aggregated to reveal trends on circulation and readership.

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Beware of well-known problems when using digitised newspapers.

Free web resources