Newspapers and magazines
For licensing reasons, some of our resources are only accessible
from computers in particular libraries.
See also the local and foreign newspapers pages.
NEW! British Newspaper Archive - Community
(all libraries, no
A partnership between the British Library and Brightsolid
online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from
the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years.
So far it includes the following archives for Kent
- Dover Express - 7 August 1858 to 30 December
- Kentish Gazette - 28 May 1768 to 25 December
- Whitstable Times & Herne Bay Herald - 5
January 1867 to 31 December 1904
- Kentish Chronicle - 9 July 1859 to 28 December
- NEW! Kent & Sussex Courier - 6 June 1873 -
29 December 1939
- NEW! West Kent Guardian - 1834 to 1856
- NEW! Maidstone Telegraph - 1859 to 1871
See the up-to-date
Please note: Free access is restricted to
library computers and you will need to register for an
individual account. We have a limited number of concurrent licences
across the county; to enable a maximum of people to benefit, the
product will log you out following 10 minutes of inactivity.
A selection of UK and International magazines, newspapers
(including UK local and tabloid papers) and reference books
supported by a large image bank.
Please note - Following contract renegotiation
between the publishers and EBSCO, The Economist is no longer
available full text; coverage is now limited to
'abstracting and indexing' for this magazine.
Access to research
(all libraries, no remote access)
A 2-year pilot is under way to give public library users
free, walk-in access to tax payer funded research papers. Browse
the library of journals by visiting the Free-to-view
Journals website. To access the full text of the
journal article users will need to log in to a library
computer (with a valid Kent Library card).
Ask at your
local library for information on how to access
this extensive and growing database of publicly-funded
research papers and academic journals.
Use the link to the News Vault to search the following
resources individually or all in one go.
- 19th Century British Library
A comprehensive range of national, regional and local newspapers
published in 19th century Britain, which reflects the social,
political and cultural events of the times. Users can search across
a large range of titles, perform full-text searches and view
specific article types.
- Illustrated London News
The world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, it allowed
readers to not only read about British and world events but to
actually see them. From war and disasters to politics and the arts,
it provided a vivid view of the people, places and events that,
until then, most of its readers could only imagine.
- Times Digital Archives
Search through the digital edition of The Times (London) 1785
- 2007 using keyword or date searches to retrieve full
facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page.
The entire newspaper is captured, with all notices, obituaries,
advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to
guided tour (this may take a few minutes to
A selection of full text magazines including The Economist,
Nature, Money management and Spectator.
Provides access to the full text of articles from the Daily
Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Times, Daily Mail, Evening
Standard, Mirror, People and Sun newspapers (including the Sunday
versions where appropriate).
Access digitised copies of the South Eastern Gazette
1852 - 1912.
As well as the following:
- Daily Mirror 1903 - 1980
- Daily Mirror Academic 1903 - current
- Daily Express 1900 - current
- Sunday Express 2000 - current
- Church Times 1863 - 1889; 1939 - 1945; 2000 - current
- The Watchman 1835 - 1884
- Daily Worker 1930 - 1945
- Morning Star 2000 - current
- World War Two 1933 - 1945 (comprised of wartime editions of the
Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Fascist Week, Action!, Blackshirt,
Yorkshire Post and Daily Worker)
Directory of Open Access Journals
"This service covers free, full text, quality controlled
scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and
languages". There are currently 6000 journals in the
directory, and over 2500 journals are searchable at article
The first newspaper designed to be accessible for people with
learning disabilities. It will be published every two
months and is available in print and online. An audio version
will also be available on CD and online.
Travellers Times Online brings the latest news, pictures, video,
opinion and resources from within the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller