Newspaper Collections Newspaper Collections

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We have a rich and extensive collection of newspapers, from our earliest newspaper The Glasgow Courant of 1715 to today’s copy of The Herald in the Mitchell Library. 

Newspapers gives a valuable insight into past generations and their communities as well as a record of local, national and international events ranging from the sinking of the Titanic to Partick Thistle's Scottish League Cup win.

Newspaper Holdings Newspaper Holdings

Newspaper Holdings

Our newspaper holdings are especially strong for Glasgow newspapers of all periods, but also includes selected UK press titles, both current and historical, some Scottish regional titles, and a selection of community language newspapers.

View a  list of all newspapers held in the Mitchell here (PDF 188kb).

All newspapers - current and historical - can be accessed on Level 5 in The Mitchell.

Newspapers Online Newspapers Online

Newspapers Online

We subscribes to several online newspaper databases offering you free access as a library member to millions of newspaper pages.

British Newspaper Archive is the digitised archive of 40 million pages from the British Library's collection of British Newspapers. Access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland. Free access is available on site in any Glasgow library.

Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers provides access to national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers. that reflect the social and political developments of the time. Coverage includes everything f rom well-known historic events and cultural icons of the time, to sporting events, arts, and culture.

Free access with your library card and PIN at home or any Glasgow library. 

Scotsman 1817-1950 -  from Pro-Quest’s Historic Newspapers collection- provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Free access with your library card and PIN at home or any Glasgow library. 

Proquest Central provides access to contemporary news resources from around the globe and includes European, US and Canadian Newsstream.

Free access with your library card and PIN at home or any Glasgow library. 

Glasgow's first newspaper Glasgow's first newspaper

Glasgow Courant

Glasgow's first newspaper

 

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Further reading

J000300284
Book:Burns, cuttings from newspapers etc:[1925-1937]
Author: Aitken, H. H.
Author: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796
Author: Robert Burns Collection
Year [1925-1937]
Media class: Book
Resource type: Physical
Note: Contains cuttings, illustrations, and index 557306-557311
6. - volumes ; 22cm
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M000186573
Book:What the papers said ..., a bibliographical survey of three Glasgow newspapers 1831-1832:1984
Author: Stevenson, Valerie E.
Year 1984
Media class: Book
Publisher: (s.n.)
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bibl. ' ... a chronological listing of newspaper items relating to the 1832 Reform Bill taken from the Glasgow Chronicle, the Glasgow Herald and the Glasgow Courier from January 1831 to July 1832' - Preface
23p ; 30cm
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1853759996
Book:Fake news, Mike Haskins:2017
Author: Haskins, Mike
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Book
Content type: Humor, satire
Publisher: Prion
Resource type: Physical
192 pages ; 21 cm
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M000072413
Book:Newspapers:c1985
Author: Westmancoat, K. John
Author: British Library
Year c1985
Media class: Book
Publisher: British Library
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ill. on inside covers
64p, ill(some col.), facsims(some col.),ports(some col.) ; 24cm
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M000081477
Book:Guardian years:1981
Author: Hetherington, Alastair, 1919-
Year 1981
Media class: Book
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
x,382p,(8)p of plates, ill, ports ; 23cm
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0241356628
Book:Angry people in local newspapers, Alistair Coleman:2018
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
188 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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J000221669
Book:Scottish newspapers, language and identity, Fiona M. Douglas:2009
Author: Douglas, Fiona M.
Year 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Baillie's Collection
188p ; 22cm
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J000294212
Book:Historical research using British newspapers, Denise Bates:2016
Author: Bates, Denise
Year 2016
Media class: Book
Publisher: Pen & Sword History
Resource type: Physical
192 pages, illustrations ; 24 cm (pbk)
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M000015800
Book:Family history from newspapers:[1989]:2nd ed
Author: McLaughlin, Eve
Author: Federation of Family History Societies
Year [1989]
Media class: Book
Edition: 2nd ed
Publisher: FFHS
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous ed., 1987
16p
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M000128749
Book:News, newspapers and television:1985
Author: Hetherington, Alastair, 1919-
Year 1985
Media class: Book
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bibl
(288)p ; 22cm
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M000019839
Book:Service newspapers of the Second World War:1977
Author: Anglo, Michael
Year 1977
Media class: Book
Publisher: Jupiter Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Two copies
3-139p,(8)p of plates, ill(some col), facsims(some col), ports ; 31cm
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J000282507
Book:Local journalism, the decline of newspapers and the rise of digital media, edite by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen:2015
Author: Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis, 1980-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Resource type: Physical
256 pages ; 22 cm
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