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Newspapers: Search Tips

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Gale OneFile: News


Search this full-text collection of UK and international newspaper articles instantly by title, headline, date, subject, and many other fields.
Gale OneFile News has more than 2,300 major world newspapers, and includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Search for information on a topic

To search all newspapers for information on a topic, enter your keywords into the search box and select Basic Search.

In the example below, we are searching all newspapers for articles on "Peterloo".


This will bring up a page of results, similar to a Google search. Use the filters on the right-hand side of the page to narrow down your results. For example, are you looking for recent articles or articles written at the time of the event? 


In the bottom-right of the page, beneath the search filters, there is a button called the Topic Finder. This is a useful tool for making connections between people, places and events, and building an understanding of the context surrounding your search topic.


For example, a search for "Peterloo" gives you the following related topics. You can click on an area to zoom in and see more results.