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The following newspapers are available on microfilm in the Audio-visual Collection on level 4 of the Main Library:
- Argus (Cape)
- Cape Times
- Natal Mercury
- New Nation
- Pretoria News
Contact number : +27 12 429-3209
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (Gale Primary Sources) This link opens in a new window
Consists of more than five million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts, and maps from many different countries covering slave trade history. The archive is not just valuable to researchers in African history, but the wider scope of African studies and African-American studies, making it an unprecedented collection developed under the guidance of a board of scholars, it offers never-before-available research opportunities and endless teaching possibilities.
Additionally, many of research tools – research guides, subject outlines, and scholarly essays on the subject – highlight the value of the content and assist students with access to the primary materials; introductory essays on sources will describe archival collections history and explain their research value. A subject guide search allows researchers to submit searches against the archive's subject vocabulary.
SA Media News Clippings This link opens in a new window
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided
Times Digital Archive
First published in 1785, The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source.
Coverage from 1785-2007
Press Reader: online newspapers of the world
Access to hundreds of South African, African and international newspapers online. Updated daily.