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German Studies: Newspapers etc.

A guide to the library's resources in German studies, including indexes to the research literature, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more.

Helpful Hints

Limiting to German


1) You can use the easy search for searching within  individual newspapers:

Type the name of the paper (e..g., Welt, Frankfurter Rundschau) in the Source Title box.

2) Go to the Power Search for a general search for German-language articles.

Select Source Type "Foreign Language News" from pull-down menu.

Limit to Language (left hand column)  after the results have been retrieved



 Full-text collections:


For a comprehensive listing go to the German Studies Web.


Old News

Historical Research 

ANNO: Austrian Newspapers Online
Digitization project for Austrian newspapers (late 19th and early 20th century).

DDR Presse
Part of ZEFYS (see below). Open access to three major East German papers -- Neues Deutschland, Berliner Zeitung, Neue Zeit (registration is required).

Exilpresse digital
A selection of significant German exile magazines (1933-1945)

Index deutschsprachiger Zeitschriften 1750-1815

Spiegel Archiv 1947-

ZEFYS: Zeitungsinformationssystem
A major digitization project that covers a large number of historical German-language newspapers, ranging from Argentinisches Wochenblatt to Vossische Zeitung.

Die Zeit Print Archiv (1946-)

Zeitgeschichtliches Archiv
Of interest, in particular, for the period immediately after World War II. Indexes 9 million newspaper clippings. The search is free but there is a fee for obtaining copies of the documents.

German-Language Newspaper Access in North America
Use this guide to find out where a particular newspaper is available. The emphasis is on historical newspaper holdings.