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International News Sources
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Library Databases
  • Access World News: Research Collection (NewsBank)
    Full-text news for over 9,000 sources including U.S. and international news sources, major wire services, and hundreds of local broadcasting outlets and blogs. Provides unique coverage of local news outlets, including over 100 Minnesota sources. Paid advertisements are excluded. Collections can be searched by specific title, region, state, country, or continent. Mostly English language news coverage with some 200 titles in Spanish, French, Afrikaans and other languages.
  • Factiva
    The largest collection of full text news sources includes titles from countries worldwide. Besides major daily newspapers, it also includes newswires, trade magazines, interviews and transcripts of media programs. News content includes 9,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
  • World News Connection
    An online resource of news from around the world, obtained from newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports. NOTE: This resource has been discontinued and is now an archive of world news between 1995 and 2013.
  • World Newspaper Archive
    Representing the largest fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe, the World Newspaper Archive was created in partnership between Readex, a division of NewsBank, and the Center for Research Libraries to advance research opportunities across a wide range of academic disciplines. This collection of historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and other regions provides excellent coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that have shaped world history. Additional collections covering other regions will be added over time.
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Government Sources
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service Reports (FBIS)
    The Foreign Broadcast Information Service is a federal agency that monitors and translates foreign media into English. FBIS Daily Reports are translated transcripts of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements
  • Joint Publications Research Service Reports (JPRS)
    The Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, first published in 1958, translates brief summaries from foreign media, and foreign government agencies. About half of the reports are in the scientific and technical fields.
  • World News Connection
    Full-text summaries of foreign newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. This includes compiled translations from U.S. government agencies.
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Other Digital Collections and Search Engines
  • Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives
    Free and pay wall blocked digital online newspaper archives. Most are scanned from microfilm into pdf, gif or similar graphic formats and many of the graphic archives have been indexed into searchable text databases utilizing optical character recognition (OCR) technology.
  • Newspaper Archives
    Free search engine to newspapers worldwide with over 1 billion news articles. Viewing the full digital versions of news articles and pages of historical newspapers requires a subscription.
  • Google News
    Current and archival access to news published on blogs and other news websites.
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Austria, Germany, and Switzerland [Return to Top]

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Denmark [Return to Top]

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  • Universal Databases (East View Information Services)
    Full-text electronic versions of major Russian periodicals on the same day they are published. The Universal database includes archives of back issues of newspapers and journals, some going back as far as 1996. Also includes 80 regional newspapers, plus newspapers dealing with local issues of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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United Kingdom
  • Times Digital Archive
    Digital Archive of The Times of London for the years 1785-1985. Full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories.
  • Nineteenth Century British Newspapers
    Digital archive of 48 nineteenth century British newspapers. This online collection includes national and regional newspapers including those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also included in the collection.
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive
    The Illustrated London News Historical Archive provides online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations.
  • Illustrated London News 1914-1918
    Digital versions of the Illustrated London News are part of a website for the Illustrated First World War. It includes related publications: The Illustrated War News, The Sphere, The Sketch, The Tatler, The Bystander, The Graphic and The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News will be added to the website.
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Other Foreign News Sources
If you are not student, staff or faculty of the University of Minnesota, you will not be able to access some online databases from a remote location; you can, however, come into any university library facility to access them
  • Facts on File
    A weekly world news digest with of important news stories, providing concise profiles of state, national, and international events; Includes a detailed name and subject index.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library Reference Quarto D410 .F14x
  • Factiva
    Full text articles and transcripts from news sources, business magazines, and websites with international and foreign language coverage. Includes daily newspapers, television transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
  • Latin American Weekly Report
    This newsletter is especially useful for Latin American polical and economic news.
    • Location(s): Wilson Periodicals
  • ProQuest Global Newsstream
    Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. Provides access to news from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
  • RFE/RL Newsline
    This daily report provides expert analysis on major political events and trends in the former USSR (including the Central Asian republics) and Afthanistan, Iran, and Iraq. The serice features daily news headline reports, twelve weekly reports on the region, and country-specific reports. Reports are available in the region's languages and in English; with archives dating back to 2000. The site's main page is found at
  • World News Connection
    An online resource of news from around the world, obtained from newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports. NOTE: This resource has been discontinued and is now an archive of world news between 1995 and 2013.
  • Online Newspaper Collections - WWW Sites
    Many newspapers have World-Wide Web sites that provide free access to recent news stories. These newspaper sites often also provide an archive section that indexes stories for the last several years. Here is one of these sites: Internet Public Library -- Online Newspapers

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