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Fake News

This guide is all about news, newspapers and so called Fake News. What it is, What it means, How to spot it and how to find quality, reliable information.

Print Newspapers and Online News Websites

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Print newspapers and online news websites provide information on news and current events, highlighting and analysing developments in politics, the economy, technology, culture and society.

Online Resources

There are a number of excellent online resources available to help you find a wide range of current and historical news and newspaper articles:

  • Access European Newsstream (part of ProQuest Business) a major online source that allows you to compare tabloids and broadsheets as well as some local papers and international papers​
  • Access The Times Digital Archive  to browse all Times newspaper articles from 1785 - 2012 

For current UK and international news there is:

(*The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph have restricted access to their online content. In order to gain full access to all their content you will need to sign up for an individual subscription)

For local Southampton and Hampshire news there is:

Print Newspaper Collection

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We also have a small collection of UK print newspapers - both broadsheet and tabloid - covering significant 21st Century events. These include: 

  • 2001 September 11th terrorist attacks
  • 2004 Tsunami
  • 2005 London bombings
  • 2015 Charlie Hebdo and Paris terrorist attacks
  • 2016 UK Brexit Referendum 
  • 2016 US Presidential Election 

These are part of the special Consumer Culture Collection and can only be accessed by request from the ground floor enquiry desk in the Library foyer.