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Here is a sampling of pre-1800 newspapers available online.
To learn how to access these newspapers, see: Richard Heaton's Index to Digitalised British and Irish Newspapers Online Beta (updated 12th September 2015).
- 1748-1867 - Sherborne Mercury
- 1760-1788 - Sherborne Journal
- 1791-1797 - The Dorchester and Sherborne journal, and Western advertiser
- Blackmore Vale Magazine
- Bournemouth Daily Echo
- Bridport News
- Dorset Echo
- Dorset Post
- Lyme Regis Today (Pulman's Weekly News)
- Marshwood Vale Magazine
- Poole Observer
- View from ... - includes editions for Bridport, Beaminster, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Portland & Weymouth
- Western Gazzette
- 'Richard Heaton's Index to Digitalised British and Irish Newspapers Online Beta (updated 12th September 2015),' http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/BritishandIrishNews.html.