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Newspapers online

State Library of Queensland’s newspaper eresources include databases of current and historical newspapers which provide full text access to hundreds of newspaper titles from around the world. Some databases have significant archives of early articles and most are accessible 24/7 away from State Library using your SLQ membership.

Current newspapers online

Full-colour, full-page collection of today's newspapers from around the world with over 2000 titles from 70 countries in 37 languages. Issues can be searched or browsed.

Age (Melbourne) library edition (2006-) (Fairfax Media)
This database delivers an identical replica of The Age printed edition. It contains every page, article, photo, table, advertisement and cartoon published in the printed edition. 2006 content is limited to only the News, Business and Sport sections.

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream (ProQuest)
Current and back issues (to the late 1990s) of approximately 400 Australian and New Zealand newspapers, including all Queensland regionals.

Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)
Offers access to the full text of nearly 300 newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including The Globe and Mail. Some back files date as far back as the late 1970s and 1980s. Updated daily.

JTA Jewish News Archive
The JTA Jewish News Archive is a comprehensive chronicle of modern Jewish history, as seen through the eyes of journalists. From the aftermath of World War I, to the rise of Nazi Germany, through the Holocaust, the creation of the modern State of Israel and right up to today, JTA journalists have been reporting on stories and issues affecting Jews around the globe. The JTA Jewish News Archive holds over a quarter-million articles dating from 1917 to current day.

Sydney Morning Herald library edition (2006-) (Fairfax Media)
This database contains every page, article, photo, table, advertisement and cartoon published in the printed edition. 2006 content is limited to only the News, Business and Sport sections.
NB: This product defaults to The Age. To change to the Sydney Morning Herald use the "Select title" dropdown.

Historical newspapers online

Australian newspapers online

Trove  Newspapers (1803 – 1954)
Trove Newspapers provides full text access to a selection of out-of-copyright historic Australian newspapers.  More recent years are still within copyright and will be made available when copyright lapses.

Sydney Morning Herald archives (1955-1995) (Fairfax Media)
The Sydney Morning Herald archives contains 820,000 pages in almost 13,000 issues of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald, spanning January 1st, 1955 to February 2nd, 1995. All articles, captions and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published. -- Publisher

New Zealand newspapers online

Index New Zealand
Index New Zealand indexes nearly 300 journals and newspapers. It is the key New Zealand database for social sciences, arts, humanities and general interest material, and indexes some South Pacific journals. Index New Zealand is updated daily and comprehensive coverage of titles extends from 1987 onwards. Many New Zealand titles have also been retrospectively indexed.

Papers Past (1839 – 1945)
Papers Past, made available through the National Library of New Zealand, contains more than one million pages of digitised newspapers and periodicals from all regions of New Zealand.

British newspapers online

Times digital archive (1785 – 2012)
Access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 18th century history and onward. Complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785 to 2012, searchable by keyword, and including all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos, divided into categories to facilitate searching.

British Library newspapers (1800 – 1900)
Full text national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive (Gale)
The full archive from 1842-2003 in fully searchable digital format. More than 100 years of social, political and cultural history.

Irish Newspaper Archive
A digitised collection of around 40 historical and current newspapers from Ireland dating back to the 18th century.

Newspapers on microfilm

State Library has very long runs of Australian (and some international) newspapers on microfilm, which are available for use on Level 3 of the South Bank building. You can locate microfilm newspaper titles using our One Search catalogue. There are also two listings in the Reading Room on Level 3: Newspapers by place and Newspapers by title.

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