Top tip: How to find newspapers from your county

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

This handy step-by-step guide will help you find out which newspapers are available from a particular county at The British Newspaper Archive. Watch this short video or follow the five simple steps below.

 

 

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See which of your county’s newspaper archives are online

  1. From the homepage, click on the ‘choose a county’ dropdown menu.
     
    Search by county at The British Newspaper Archive
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  3. Scroll down until you find the county you’re interested in and click on it.
     
    County menu on The British Newspaper Archive homepage
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  5. You can search all of the historic newspapers from that county from this page.
     
    You can search historic newspapers from Kent from this page
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  7. On the left-hand side, you’ll see a list of the newspaper titles currently available from this county. More newspapers are being added to The British Newspaper Archive all the time.
     
    A list of historic newspapers from Kent, available at The British Newspaper Archive
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  9. You may see a ‘+ more newspapers’ button at the bottom of the list. Click on it to show the full list of newspaper titles from this county.
     
    How to find a full list of newspaper titles from Kent at The British Newspaper Archive

 

Remember that news was reported widely

Bear in mind that news stories were reported around the country, not just where they took place.

If you don’t find a story reported in a particular county, return to the homepage and try your search again across the whole collection of historic newspapers.

 

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