Newspapers publish information on a wide range of topics. Most are published on a daily basis in print and online, providing up-to-date information.
As well as reporting on current affairs, newspapers can be a valuable source of opinion and debate. Newspapers can be biased or subjective, so their content must be evaluated carefully.
Most newspapers have their own website where you may register (usually access is free) and view current news and a limited archive.
However, resources like Newsstand, which Leeds Beckett subscribes to, have large archives of many newspapers, all searchable in one online source.
We also take some papers in hard copy.
On Campus you may not need to log in into our electronic resources if you have already used Single Sign-On to log on to a PC.
If you do need to log in, use your standard Leeds Beckett University Username and Password to access most ebooks, ejournals and databases.
Some ejournals and databases have a specific username and password.
PressReader has over 5000 publications from over 100 countries. Issues of magazines and newspapers appear as they would do in print, some titles that you can access include Computer Arts, The Guardian, T3 and lots more.
You can access and read publications as a guest user without registering to create an account. To have more features and personalization you will need to register for a PressReader account. To register, click on the Sign In option, in the top right hand corner of the screen. You can select your favourite publications and can set up email alerts when a new issue of your favourite publication has been released.
Infotrac Newsstand allows you to search both current and archive newspaper content. Includes a Topic Finder tool, which you can use to discover the context of your search term and uncover hidden connections.
Access to the full text of The Times between 1785 and 2012. Articles are reproduced in original format, allowing you to research both content and visual layout.
Other, more specialist news sources are available, particularly for historical research.
Skills for Learning provide information on the Harvard referencing system, including how to reference a variety of different formats and media.
A short introductory guide is also available online or in print in the Library.