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Europe in the World: Perspectives on Communities: News
and Media

A 2013 student scholarship competition and exhibit in Olin Library, sponsored by the Library with a grant from the Cornell Institute for European Studies


Credit: Ed Yourdon on Flickr; Creative Commons license.

Most of Cornell's European newspapers are online (with just a few exceptions)

This is a partial list -- ask a librarian for guidance finding particular titles.

Canard enchaîné  France. (1915-) Weekly (Wednesday) satirical journal, featuring investigative journalism.  No advertising; sparse website (by design). Print, latest year.

Liberation.  France.  Digital archive (contact Olin Reference for password)

Le Monde.  France.  (1944-) (Also: PressDisplay and online edition)

Le Monde diplomatique.  France (1954-) Monthly; opinion and analysis on current affairs. Print in Olin Periodicals (kept one year). German edition available through Factiva. Subscription to digital archive pending.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.  Germany (1949-). Independent network of correspondents;  online edition with some free content.

Taz. Die Tageszeitung. Germany. Various formats, Factiva since 1997.

Zeit Germany  Weekly, in-depth journalism, widely read. Latest 3 months in Olin Current Periodicals Room.

Morgunbladid  Iceland (1913-) Current 3 years; also microfilm 1913-2001, Film 1.

La Stampa Italy (Turin)  Microfilm 1964-present. Also Lexis/Nexis and Factiva.

Repubblica  Italy (Rome) (1976-)

Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland, 1780-)  German language. Microfilm 1938-1979;  full searchable digital archive.

updated 3/5/2013

Current news sources

More News[paper] Databases

  • Access World News
    Selected full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. Coverage varies and may be  highly selective/spotty.
  • LexisNexis Academic -- News Files  
    The dates covered vary by source, but LexisNexis has some of the deeper backfiles. Includes English and foreign-language newspapers. Tip: For more precise searching, choose the Power Search. Adjust the date defaults as needed. To view all the content in LexisNexis Academic, select Sources and browse by category. Click the small "i" next to source titles to determine years covered for each source.
  • Factiva
    Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs. Find Financial Times here. Use diacritics when searching.
  • Keesings World News Archive, 1931 - .
    An archive of original, accurate and objective articles providing a digestible but detailed summary of world events, drawn from a wide range of press and other sources in a variety of languages.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    Full-text and full-image articles from the New York Times (1851-2007), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1993), the Washington Post (1877-1994), Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Times of India (1838-2001) every page from every issue in PDF files. The database is an ongoing project.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports
    Timely English translations of selected articles from the foreign press, best for politically sensitive areas or issues. This site will eventually include content from 1941 - 1996; check database for current coverage.
  • EastView Universal Databases  Rating
    Full text in-depth information from Russia and the former Soviet Union. Resources include newspapers, newswires, popular and scholarly periodicals, and government documents. Primarily Russian/Slavic languages, but some English.

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