Newspapers and newspaper articles are available through the following databases:

SA Media

SA Media is one of the most comprehensive press cutting services offering you access to a database consisting of more than 3 million newspaper reports and periodical articles which have been indexed on computer since 1978.


Press Reader

PressReader provides online access for the last 12 months to over 700 newspapers from more than 55 countries (including South Africa) displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.

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Lexis Nexis Academic
A huge database of journal and news articles, together with search options for country reports and company profiles, each from a range of top-notch sources

Academic OneFile
38 newspapers are available in full text (text only) from this database, including the Financial Times (UK) - there is a 30 embargo period for this paper, The Guardian (UK), The New York TimesThe ObserverSunday Times (UK), The Times (UK), The Washington Post