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Lifelong Learning: Keeping up to date

News and current affairs

Gale OneFile News

Regional, national and world newspapers.

BOB (Box of Broadcasts)

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

Times Digital Archive 

A database containing the complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-2012. 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.

Alert Services

Alerting services which give you alerts when any of the websites which you have identified change. Sometimes, you can specify to receive alerts only when new material has been added rather than when old material has been removed.You may need to login and register to be able to receive alerts.



Multi disciplinary archive of academic journals, books and pamphlets


ZETOC Alerts

British Library journals electronic tables of contents  


JournalTOCs is the largest, free collection of scholarly journals Tables of Contents (TOCs)

More keeping up to date information

Have a look through the Keeping up to date webpage which has details on how platforms such as social media feeds, blogs and podcasts, professional associations, researchers social networks, academic mailing lists can be beneficial. 

Lifelong Learning Twitter feed