How to find newspapers

How to find current, historical and online newspapers

Historical overseas newspapers online

Wikipedia provides a comprehensive list of free and fee based historical newspaper archives that are available online. Some online newspaper archives available through the State Library of Victoria are listed below. These databases can be accessed from outside the Library if you are a registered Victorian Library user. You can also find a full listing of all current and historic newspapers under the A-Z databases page.

Africa, European, Latin America and the Middle East


New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States


Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004

The State Library is trialling the UK's Daily Mail, 1896-2004. The full text of this national newspaper is reproduced, including advertisements, news stories and images. The trial ends 30 November 2019 and is open to onsite users and our remote registered Victorian users.