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How Do I Find News?

A guide to news sources.

Below is a listing of 17th to 21st Century British newspapers available on microfilm and/or online through McMaster University Library. If you don't see a specific newspaper on this page, search for the title in McMaster's library catalogue and eJournal portal.

British Newspapers on Microfilm

Title
Call Number
MILLS Periodicals
(3rd floor)
Holdings
MILLS Research Collections
(Lower Level)
Holdings
All-Alive and Merry, or, the London Daily Post (London)    

January 7-December 10 (1740); October 20-27; November 3-4, 6-10, 12 (1741); April 20 (1743)

American Home News (London) AN .G7L84A July 24 (1918)-March 26 (1919)  

Anglo-American and Continental Illustrated Gazette (London)

AN .G7L84A (1909); (1911)-August (1914)  

Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle (London)

 

AN .G7L84B March 3 (1822)-March 21 (1885)  

Bell's Life in London (London)

 

AN .G7L84B March 23 (1885)-May 29 (1886)  
Berrow's Worcester Journal (Worcester)     (1790)-(1850)
Bristol, Bath and Somersetshire Journal (Bristol)     June 4 (1743)
Bristol Weekly Intelligencer (Bristol)     March 24-December 29 (1750)
British Chronicle or Pugh's Hereford Journal (Hereford) AN .G7H4B7 August 9 (1770)-(1774); (1783)-(1786)  
Citizen (London) AN .G7L84C2 January 1 (1913)-June 17 (1922)  
Clarion (Manchester) AN .G7M3C (1891)-(1915)  
Courier and Evening Gazette (London) AN .G7L84C no. 1812 (1798)-no. 2616 (1800)  

Cumberland Pacquet and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser (Whitehaven)

    (1774)-(1779); (1781)-(1783)
Daily Advertiser (London)     *(1732)-(1734)*; *(1739)*; (1796)
Daily Chronicle (London) AN .G7L84D15 (1890)-(1920)  
Daily Express (London) AN .G7L84D April 24 (1900)-(1953)  

Daily Gazetteer (London)

 

    June (1735)-December (1741)
Daily Herald (London) AN .G7L84D2 (1919)-June 30 (1938)  
Daily Mail (London) AN .G7L84D4

February 17 (1896)-(1924)

 

 
Daily Mirror (London) AN .G7L84D3 (1914)-(1925); (1939)-(1945); (1950)-(1963)  
Daily News (London) AN .G7L84D45 (1893)-May 11 (1912)  
Daily News & Leader (London) AN .G7L84D45 May 13 (1912)-April 13 (1918)  
Daily News (1918) (London) AN .G7L84D45 April 15 (1918)-(1920)  

Daily Telegraph (London)

 

AN .G7L84D6 (1890)-(1924)  
Daily Universal Register (London) AN .G7L84T January 1 (1785)-December 31 (1787)  
Daily Worker (London) AN .G7L84D5 (1931)-January (1941); September (1942)-April (1966)  
Evening Advertiser (Swindon) AN .G7S89E (1950)-(1963)  
Evening Mail (London)     (1791)
Evening Post (London)    

no. 155, 162, 165, 201, 204 (1710); no. 243, 261, 269 (1711); (1712); (1716)-(1718); (1719)- (1721); (1722)-1724); no. 2457, 2542, 2546 (1725); (1726)

 

Evening Standard (London) AN .G7L84E (1950)-(1963) November 11 (1918)
Evening Star (London) AN .G7L84E2   no. 1089 (1859)
Felix Farley's Bristol Journal (Bristol)     no. 88 (1745); (1752)-(1759); (1770)-(1800)
Financial Times (London) AN .G7L84F

(1945)-(1963); January (1988)-

 

 
Forward (Glasgow) AN .G7G5F October 13 (1906)-(1915)  

General Advertiser (London)

 

    (1745)-(1751); no. 5897 (1752)

Glasgow Advertiser (Glasgow)

 

AN .G7G5G January 27 (1783)-(1805)  

Glasgow Herald (Glasgow)

 

AN .G7G5G (1805)-February (1994)  
Graphic (London) AN .G7L84G (1869)-(1877); (1881)-(1892) April 17 (1915); July 17, October 20 (1917)

Guardian (Daily) (Manchester)

 

AN .G7M3G May 5 (1821)-Dec. 31 (1997)  
Guardian Weekly (Manchester) AN .G7M3G2 July (1953)-  
Guernsey Evening Press (Guernsey) AN .G7G8E   July (1940)-May (1945)

Harrop's Manchester Mercury and General Advertiser (Manchester)

 

    March 3 (1752)-December 28 (1756)
Herald (London) AN .G7L84D2 (1911)-March (1919)  
Illustrated Sunday Herald (London) AN .G7L84I   March 21 (1915)-September 29 (1918)
Leeds & Yorkshire Mercury (Leeds) AN. G7L44L October 21 (1901)-October 4 (1907)  
Leeds Intelligencer (Leeds)    

no. 1 (1754); no. 49 (1755); no. 156 (1757)

 

Leeds Mercury and General Advertiser (Leeds)     February 27 (1796)
Leeds Mercury (Leeds) AN .G7L44L4 (1850)-(1878); September-November 22 (1879); (1880)-October 19 (1901); *(1732)-(1774)*

Leeds Mercury (1907) (Leeds)

 

AN .G7L44L October 5 (1907)-January 29 (1921)  
London Chronicle (London) AN .G7L84L (1792)-April 28 (1823) *(1765)-(1791)*
London Chronicle, or, Universal Evening Post (London)     *(1757)-(1765)*
London Courant, and Westminster Chronicle (London)     June-July (1780)

London Daily Advertiser (London)

 

    no. 535-562 (1752); no. 564-602 (1753)
London Daily Post, and General Advertiser (London)     (1736); (1738)-(1741); (1743)
London Evening Post (London)     (1730)-(1744); (1746)-(1748); (1750)- (1767); (1771)-(1772); (1775)-(1778)
London Farthing Post (London)     December 14, 26-27 (1738); January 2, 4, 5, 10-12, 16, 22, 25-27, 29; February 3, 6-7,15-17, 21, 24-27; March 6, 8, 15, 19, 22; April 2-3 (1739)
London Gazette (London)     (1665)-(1800)

London Packet, or, New Lloyds' Evening Post (London)

 

    October 24/27 (1777); June 4/7 (1784)
Manchester Guardian (Manchester) AN .G7M3G May 5 (1821)-December 31 (1997)  

Manchester Guardian Weekly (Manchester)

 

AN .G7M3G2 (1953)-  

Manchester Mercury & Harrop's General Advertiser (Manchester)

 

AN .G7M3M January 5 (1802)-November 22 (1825) January 4 (1757) - December 29 (1801)
Manchester Mercury & Tuesday's General Advertiser (Manchester) AN .G7M3M November 29 (1825)-December 30 (1830)  

Morning Post (London)

 

    October 1 (1793); Jan./June (1794)

Morning Post (London)

 

AN .G7L84M   August (1914)-(1919)
Morning Post & Daily Advertiser (London)     (1786); (1788)-(1789)

Morning Post & Fashionable World (London)

 

    July - December (1794); (1795)

Morning Post & Gazetteer (London)

 

    (1798)
Morning Star (London) AN .G7L84D5 (1966)-(1972); (1974)-(1986)  

Newark Herald and Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire General Advertiser (Newark)

 

AN .G7N48N (1791)-(1792)  

News (London)

 

AN .G7L84N2   no. 1-31 (1805)

News Chronicle (London)

 

AN .G7L84N July (1938)-October (1960)  

News of the World (London)

 

AN .G7L84N3 (1939)-(1945)  

Northampton Mercury (Northampton)

 

AN .G7N6N May (1720)-(1850) *(1730); (1733); (1736); (1738); (1741); (1745); (1753); (1760); (1763)*

Observer (London)

 

AN .G7L84O2 December (1791)-  

Oracle. Bell's New World (London)

 

    (1789)

Oxford Gazette and Reading Mercury (Reading)

 

    (1753)-(1757)
Pall Mall Gazette (London) AN .G7L84P February 7 (1865)-February 5 (1921)  

Pall Mall Gazette & Globe (London)

 

AN .G7L84P February 7 (1921)-October 27 (1923)  
People (London) AN .G7L84P2 (1939)-(1945)  
Public Advertiser (London)     (1753)-(1762); (1764); (1766)-(1768); (1770)-(1772); (1775); (1777)-(1778); (1780)-(1785); (1790)
Reading Mercury (Reading)     (1723)-(1753)
Reading Post (Reading)     December 4 (1732)
Reformer (Edinburgh) AN .G7E4R

August 15 (1868)-February 27 (1875)

 

 
Reynold's Newspaper (London) AN .G7L84R February 16 (1851)-(1865); (1880)-(1900)  

Reynold's Weekly Newspaper (London)

 

AN .G7L84R May 5 (1850)-February 2 (1851)  
St. James Chronicle or British Post (London)     (1762)-(1765); (1778)-(1781); October 26/29 (1782); (1790)-(1795); April - August (1797)

St. James Evening Post (London)

 

    no. 178, 182 (1716)
St. James Post (London)     no. 173 (1716)

Scotsman, or Edinburgh Political and Literary Journal (Edinburgh)

 

AN .G7E4S   January 25 (1817)
Selection of Newspaper Issues from the Great War
 
AN .G7A1A1   various issues
Star (Guernsey) AN .G7G8S   July 2 (1940)-September 12 (1944); January 10-April 25 (1945)

Star (London)

 

AN .G7L84S2   no. 8217 - 8218 (1914)

Sunday Express (London)

 

AN .G7L84S3 (1939)-(1945)  
Sunday Times (London) AN .G7L84S January (1972)-  

Times (London)

 

AN .G7L84T March 18 (1788)- no. 3899 (1797)
Times or Daily Universal Register (London) AN .G7L844 January 1-March 17 (1788) January 1 (1788)
West Cumberland Times (Cockermouth) AN .G7C6W (1918)-(1939)  
Worcester Post, or Western Journal (Worcester)     August 24 (1722)
Worcester Postman (Worcester)     January (1712)-(1761); March (1763); January (1766)-January (1770); November (1771)-(1850)
York Courant (York)     (1728)-(1795); (1797)-(1799); (1803)- (1805)
York Gazetteer (York)     November 7 (1742)
Yorkshire Factory Times (Huddersfield) AN .G7H88Y (1901)-(1911)  
Yorkshire Factory Times and Workers' Weekly Record (Dewsbury) AN .G7H88Y July 6 (1911)-June (1913)

 

Yorkshire Post (Leeds) AN .G7L44Y

 

April 2 (1883)-December 31 (1913)  
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer (Leeds) AN .G7L44Y July 2 (1866)-March 31 (1883)  

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