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Finding UK and International Newspapers Worksheet

Finding UK and International Newspapers Worksheet

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Published by Daren Mansfield
Based on a postgraduate workshop, this worksheet about finding UK and international newspapers focuses mainly on the databases Lexis Library and Factiva, but includes a few others for historical research.
Based on a postgraduate workshop, this worksheet about finding UK and international newspapers focuses mainly on the databases Lexis Library and Factiva, but includes a few others for historical research.

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FINDING UK AND INTERNATIONALNEWSPAPERS WORKSHEETAim
: To compile an effective list of results by exploring contemporary andhistoric national and internationalnewspapers (print and online) on arange of topics.
C
ONTENTS
:
1.Finding an individualnewspaper p.12.Finding internationalnewspaper articlesp.23.Finding UK newspapers andbroadsheets p.34.Searching historicalnewspapersp.35.Find it at Lincolnp.4
Resources explored
Locating individual newspapers(ABI Inform, Lexis Library andFactiva Academic)
Lexis Library for UKBroadsheets
Factiva
Gale databases: British Library(17
th
– 19
th
century) & TimesDigital Archive (1785 – 1986)
Find it at Lincoln (searchengine on Library homepage)
Topics covered
Locating an individualnewspaper (Financial Times,The Guardian (London) andChicago Daily Herald)
Margaret Thatcher and funeralcontroversy (source: LexisLibrary)
North Korea and nuclear war (source: Factiva)
French Revolution coverage(1789 – 1795) (source: Britishnewspapers 1600-1900)
1970 FIFA World Cup held inMexico (source: Times Digital Archive)
UFO sightings (source: Find itat Lincoln)
Coverage
The two main newspaper databases(Lexis Library and Factiva Academic)possess extensive contemporarycoverage, often containing moresources online than those available inprint format. Dependent upon thepublication, contemporary newspaper databases like Lexis Library (c. 1990>)contains about a twenty year archive,whereas Factiva Academic (c.1980>)comprises of ten years’ further coverage. Lexis Library is a databasethat covers UK newspapers (includingregional, national, and broadsheets)whereas Factiva Academic has bothnational (UK) and internationalsources including: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean Islands,Central America, CIS Countries(Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania,Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan),Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean,Middle East, North America andSouth America.
1. F
INDING
 
AN
 
INDIVIDUAL
 
NEWSPAPER
 ABI Inform (Financial Times)
This database contains a range of national and international newspapersand is easy to use supported byexcellent coverage.To run a search for newspaper articles1.Library.lincoln.ac.uk2.More resources3.Databases4.ABI Inform5.Advanced search6.Select source type(newspapers)
Search for an individual title:
1.Either search
publication
,such as
Financial Times
2.Or choose
Source type
of publication – newspapers
1
 
3.Search basic or advanced then select newspapers4.Adjust items per page (20+) atbottom of page5.View suggested subjects at topof page
Lexis Library (The Guardian)
1.http://library.lincoln.ac.uk2.more resources3.databases4.L > Lexis Library5.News6.Sources7.Select
The Guardian(London)
8.Type in your keywords and runsearch9.You can also adjust the daterange to cover articlespublished in a particular timeframe, such as the LondonOlympics (27
th
July – 12
th
  August 2012).10.Another option would be tocompare and contrast two or more newspapers by using thesame method but selectingcontrasting viewpoints (such asDaily Mail vs. The Guardian).
Factiva Academic (Chicago DailyHerald)
1.Library homepage(library.lincoln.ac.uk)2.more resources3.databases4.F5.Factiva Academic6.Adjust date range accordingly7.Source8.Type
Chicago Daily Herald
 All sources9.Select source (it turns into ablue link)10.Run keyword search
2. F
INDING
 
INTERNATIONAL
 
NEWSPAPER
 
ARTICLES
 Factiva Academic
1.Library homepage(library.lincoln.ac.uk)2.more resources3.databases4.F5.Factiva Academic. Access to more than 8,000international sources including major newspapers, newswires and a wideselection of journals. Only five users ata time may use Factiva Academic (itwill ask for a username and passwordif it’s reached its maximum).To find regional newspapers, say in
Nigeria
, follow this procedure:1.Adjust date range drop drop-down box (defaults to 3months)2.Source / All Sources3.Select Source Category drop-down box4.By Region5.Africa6.West Africa7.select NigeriaType keywords and phrases for your search with Free Text Search andselect the Search (blue) button toresearch Nigerian newspapers.To search for coverage of 
NorthKorea and nuclear war 
:1.Search for North Korea andnuclear war.2.Date > all dates (otherwisedefaults to three months)3.Regions > you can selectregions > Asia > Eastern Asia> search (covers Korean, Northand South)4.Sort by Most Recent First5.Select the boxes next to anyarticles you prefer 6.Then you are able to View,email, print, save, or downloadinto RTF or PDF format.
2
 
7.There is an option to also listento the article being read or translate the article intoanother language via Google(ranging from Afrikaans toYiddish). Alternatively, you can search solely for newspapers by1.Library homepage(library.lincoln.ac.uk)2.more resources3.databases4.F5.Factiva Academic6.Adjust date range accordingly7.Source8.Select Source Category9.By type10.Newspapers – ALL11.Enter search terms
3. F
INDING
UK
NEWSPAPERS
 
AND
 
BROADSHEETS
 
The Lexis Library database searchespredominately print newspapers withinthe United Kingdom.
Lexis Library
1.http://library.lincoln.ac.uk2.more resources3.databases4.L > Lexis Library5.News6.Sources7.UK Broadsheets8.Search for Margaret Thatcher and funeral and controversy9.Add to My documents10.Go to My Documents folder attop of page11.You can email, print or download the results byselecting the box on the left-hand side.
4.
SEARCHING
H
ISTORICAL
 
NEWSPAPERS
Search for digitised versions of theoriginal documents from the GALEdatabases.1.Searchhttp://library.lincoln.ac.uk2.More resources3.Databases4.19
th
century newspapers (near the top of the page)This recently updated archive containsa range of historical newspapersranging from the 17
th
– 19
th
centuries:
British Newspapers 1600-1900
19
th
Century British LibraryNewspapers
NewsVault
17
th
and 18
th
Century BurneyCollection
The Times Digital Archive
British Newspapers 1600-1900
To search for coverage of the
FrenchRevolution
between 1789 and 1795follow this method:1.Basic search2.Enter keywords FrenchRevolution3.Limit the results4.By publication date5.Between 1789 January 01 and1795 December 306.Search7.Mark selected articles8.Marked items folde9.Print, email or download results
The Times Digital Archive (1785-1986)
The best resource to search for newspapers from before the early1980s is The Times Digital Archivecovering 1785-1986. The entirenewspaper is captured including allarticles, adverts and illustrations /photos.For instance, if you want to look atnewspaper coverage for the
1970FIFA World Cup in Mexico
searchthis database.1.Enter search terms:
world cup
2.Limit current search by date
isbetween
:3.31 May 1970 and 21 June1970
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