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Information Studies: Keeping up to date


Gale General Onefile

Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events.

BOB (Box of Broadcasts)

Catch up with radio and TV news. Over 60+ TV and radio channels covered.


Pressreader provides unlimited access to thousands of newspapers and magazines.

Times Digital Archive 

A database containing the complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785- 2019. Contains every complete page of every issue of the newspaper, including headlines, articles and images from all content - front pages, editorials, birth and death notices, advertisements and classified ads.

Burney Collection of Newspapers

More than 1,200 newspapers/news materials from early English newspapers from 17th and 18th century.

Alert Services

Many databases and journals have a feature to save a search and then recieve an email alert.

Multidisciplinary databases that have this feature:

For further advice on using the current awareness features in any of our databases contact

JournalTOCs is a a current awareness service to discover the latest articles from the publishers.  This is a free collection of scholarly journal table of contents.  Over 30,000 journals included.  Alerts can be set up for new issues of you 'followed' journals.

Keep up to date with the UK's library and information association CILIP