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What are Newspapers?

  • Newspapers are serial publications.

  • They cover local news and local newspapers are available in every country in the world

Why do I need to use them?

  • An excellent source of current, up to date information.
  • Historical Newspapers can provide primary evidence to support a thesis and provide background information.
  • Goof to just relax in the library comfy chairs and catch up with what is going on in the world!
  • Learning a language? Use the newspapers to test your reading and comprehension skills.

How do I find them at Flinders?

  • Search for them using FindIt@Flinders.
  • Latest issues of newspapers are kept in each library branch for 1 week.
  • Print copies of Australian newspapers are kept in the Central Library for 2 months (except for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald which are only kept for 1 week) on level 2 of the Central Library.
  • Historical collections are held in the microfilm collection located in the Universities Research Repository of South Australia (URRSA).
  • The Library holds subscriptions to the following full-text newspaper databases.


Full-text online news databases

Historical newspaper databases


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