Who we are

NLA media access was established by the UK national newspapers in 1996 to manage newspaper copyright collection.  The NLA works on behalf of the UK's newspapers and licenses organisations to make paper and digital copies of newspaper content. The NLA currently licenses over 150,000 businesses and organisations ranging from large government bodies, public and limited companies to partnerships and public relations agencies.

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Enhance your media research with Clipsearch


Clipsearch is an excellent supplement to a daily media monitoring service. By giving you self-service research  access to a newspaper archive, you can test out new subject areas quickly, find original newspaper articles from the past few years, or prepare for a new client pitch. With Clipsearch, you can spend as little as £2 to get this additional newspaper coverage in a simple online interface.

The Clipsearch search engine holds over 9 million original articles from more than 140 UK national and regional newspapers. It allows you to effectively monitor your company’s print coverage in our archive, run full competitor analysis and engage in reputation management. The archive dates back to January 2006 and stories are posted 72 hours after publication. So it is perfect for research, and complementing a press cuttings service.

With powerful filtering, advanced results and enhanced navigation tools, Clipsearch dramatically improves the way in which newspaper archive information is found and displayed. All articles are presented in their original format, in colour and in ready-to-print PDF format. You can search for the article clip or the full page. All editions of a paper are available and email alerts can be set up to receive regular notifications of articles as they are added, 3 days after publication.

So whether you are from a small firm, a PR/marketing agency or part of the communications team of a large enterprise or government organisation, Clipsearch is the business research tool you need to enhance your monitoring of newspaper coverage.

Give it a try now, you can register and search all of our articles for free! After you complete a search, a summary and thumbnail of each result is shown to help you decide if you would like to purchase the full article. You can then download articles on an as needs basis with our pay-as-you-go billing, or subscribe to a daily, weekly or monthly package. Please contact us for information on annual and customisable subscriptions.

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