Trial access to World Newspapers Archive now available

*The Library has now purchased access to African Newspapers, Series 1. See New! African Newspapers, Series 1 1800-1922*

The Library has set up trial access to World Newspapers Archive (Readex) which gives us access to the African Newspapers, South Asian Newspapers and Latin American Newspapers collections. You can access World Newspapers Archive via the Databases trials page at

African_newspapersAfrican Newspapers (1800-1922)

This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, African Newspapers offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.

south_asian_newspapersSouth Asian Newspapers (1864-1922)

This one-of-a-kind collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.

Latin_american_newspapersLatin American Newspapers Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922)

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922, offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries, these resources provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures. Together, both series of Latin American Newspapers chronicles the evolution of Latin America over two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items.

Trial access is available until 12th December 2014. We would welcome feedback on these resources as this helps with making the decision on whether the resources should be considered for subscription or not.

Please note the University Library already has access to America’s Historical Newspaper collection in World Newspapers Archive (Readex). You can access this particular collection via the Databases A-Z list at

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

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