Melbourne University Digital Newspaper Access

This post was published on June 3, 2019. We’ve updated links to how you might access newspapers online in this 2020 post.

Access the major newspapers online via the library

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Library resources

The homepage of the Melbourne University library has many different areas to explore.

Under Resources, they have available a selection of Current Newspapers free for students and staff to access.

Some big names include

  • THE AGE
  • AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW
  • THE CONVERSATION
  • TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION
  • SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Newspapers and research

Newspaper articles are a valuable starting point for research. As part of the research process, or for inspiring research, Newspapers:

  • can provide multiple points of view
  • become historical sources
  • show events within context
  • exhibit biases that are interesting to analyse

Whether to enrich your research, or just to have a read – have a look at the Newspaper selection today. Or browse the Library’s News and Newspapers guide.


2 Responses to “Melbourne University Digital Newspaper Access”

  1. Larissa Barrows says:

    Why does the university no longer subscribe to The Australian, a major Australian news outlet, publishing political angles not to be found in any of the publications the university subscribes to?

    1. Rebecca Joyce says:

      Hi Larissa, we have a one day delay due to the embargo period. The Australian is accessible here: https://cat2.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=b7062995~S30 we also have a broader guide for all newspapers: https://unimelb.libguides.com/news-and-newspapers

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