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On this page, you will find newspapers and news sites published overseas in English and other languages available to current staff and students of the University of Cambridge.  Details of coverage of current and archival issues are included.

Africa confidential

For over 50 years, Africa confidential has prided itself on its comprehensive network of local correspondents and the connections the title has built up throughout Africa. Began publication in 1960.


Africa-Asia confidential

First published Nov 2007, by Asempa Ltd, the publishers of Africa confidential, Africa-Asia confidential was established to respond to the emerging political and economic relations beetween Africa and Asia, together with the need to understand the implications for Africa.


Arctic today

ArcticToday is the comprehensive news source reporting on the Arctic, from the Arctic.


Atlanta Daily World (1931-2010)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


Asahi Shimbun Digital

Site of the major Japan daily. 5 user concurrent access to current issues of Asahi Shimbun. Please logout when you have finished reading.


Baltimore Afro-American  (1893-1988)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


Biblioteca Nacional Argentina Mariano Moreno

A selection of the digitised newspapers and magazines from the catalogue of the Biblioteca Nacional Argentina Mariano Moreno.


Biblioteca Nacional Digital

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal digital collection including Portuguese newspapers from 17th to 20th centuries.


Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library

The Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. It provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. 


Chicago Defender (1909-2010)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


Chicago Tribune

The historical newspaper complete from 1845 to 1995.


Chronicling America: Historic American newspapers

American newspapers of 1817-1910 from the Library of Congress, including information on American newspapers published between 1690 and the present.


Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1962); Call and Post (1962-1991)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


Compact Memory: German-Jewish Periodicals and Newspapers from the 18th to 20th centuries

Includes more than 100 Jewish language newspapers and periodicals published in the German-speaking world between 1806 and 1938


Current digest of the Russian Press

Founded in 1949, each week the digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English.


Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection

10 newspapers from the self-proclaimed “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east of Ukraine from 2013 to 2015. Newspapers in this database cover the earliest period of the ongoing armed conflict between the Russian-backed militants and the Ukrainian state and contain valuable research material from relatively inaccessible, war-torn areas. The database contains contains issues from the following titles: Boevoe znamia Donbassa, Boevoi listok Novorossii, Donetsk vechernii, Edinstvo, Nasha gazeta, Novorossiia, Vostochnyi Donbass, XXI vek, Zaria Donbassa, and Zhizn’ Luganska.


DRUM magazine

South African family magazine aimed at black readers


Early American Newspapers online

The EAN is the single most comprehensive online resource for searching and browsing early American newspapers, comprising thousands of fully searchable historical newspapers from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., searchable by series, by place of publication, by era or by decade



Access to a wide range of European newspapers, including the French national and regional press (e.g. Le MondeLe Figaro), news magazines, the international press (New York TimesGuardian, and many more), professional publications, news agencies, and TV and radio transcriptions.  Access restricted to 2 concurrent users - please remember to log out from your session.


Exilpresse digital: Deutsche Exilzeitschriften 1933-1945

Based on collections of the Exiled German Archive 1933-1945 at the German Library in Frankfurt am Main and related collections of exile literature in Leipzig, this collection contains 30 (out of 900) periodicals from the Nazi period. They were published in German in places as diverse as New York, Paris, Shanghai and London. Several of the newspapers are Jewish publications, such as the Shanghai Jewish Chronicle; Jüdaisches Nachrichtenblatt (The Jewish Voice, Shanghai); Gemeindeblatt der Jüdischen Kultusgemeinde (Shanghai); and Ordo (Paris)



Dow Jones collection of business and general news from 14,000 sources. A wide variety of UK and foreign newspapers and news sources including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. Individual titles can be searched in iDiscover.


Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

The United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe, and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 constitutes a unique archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that provides insight into the second half of the 20th century; many of these materials are firsthand reports of events as they occurred. FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the globe.  Cambridge has access to 5 collections: Middle East and North Africa, 1974-1987; Near East and South Asia, 1987-1996; South Asia, 1980-1987; Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974-1980 and Africa 1987-1996; Eastern Europe, 1974-1996.



Newspapers from 19th to early 20th centuries from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, including Le Figaro (1830-1942), Le Temps (1861-1935), La Croix (1883-1944), L'Humanité (1904-1944), La Press (1836-1858), and Le journal des débats (1814-1912).


Granma Archives index

Searchable Spanish-language database of articles published from 1965 to 1992 in the official daily newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, Granma. Provides bibliographic references for the articles, including headlines, length of the article, date, and author. Full-text of the articles is not available online. 


Hemeroteca Digital, Biblioteca Nacional de España

The Hemeroteca Digital is part of the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica project. It provides online access to an initial collection of 143 titles of Spanish historical magazines and newspapers housed in the National Library of Spain. 


Hemeroteca Digital Brasileira 

Part of the Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, the Hemeroteca Digital Brasileira offers online access to historical newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, bulletins and periodical publications from 1808 to the present.


Hemeroteca Digital, Municipal de Lisboa

Hemeroteca Municipal de Lisboa, digital collection of newspapers and magazines. Coverage includes titles from 1715 to 1993 in Portuguese language


Hemeroteca Nacional Digital de Mexico

The Hemeroteca Nacional Digital de México is a digital collection of Mexican newspapers from 1722 to the present. It includes a detailed catalogue of Mexican newspapers published between 1822 and 1876. 


Historical Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954

Newspapers from 1803-1954 digitized as part of the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Project.


Independent voices

An open access collection of digitized alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT


Integrum World Wide

The Central Press database currently provides full text of 1,338 newspapers and magazines including Moscow Times, Vecherniaia Moskva, Voennaia mysl’, Voprosy literatury, Delovaia Moskva, Izvestiia, Kommersant, Mezhdunarodnaia politika, Nezavisimaia gazeta, Parlamentskaia gazeta (1990), Kommersant Izvestiya (1991), Moscow Times, Argumenty i fakty, Moskovskiy komsomolets, and Pravda (1992)


Indian Newspapers : The India Gazette (1782-1834); The Bengal Hurkaru and Chronicle (1822-1866); and The Bengal Times (1876-1908)

In this digital archive in the British Online Archives series, subjects covered range from the American Revolution and the Crimean War to British parliamentary debates on the India Act of 1858 and the dramatic industrial and pharmaceutical breakthroughs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries


Investment Arbitration Reporter

A news and analysis service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and sovereign governments


Izvestiia Digital Archive

Among the longest-running Russian newspapers, Izvestiia was founded in March 1917 and during the Soviet period was the official organ of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Remarkable for its serious and balanced treatment of subject matter, Izvestiia has traditionally been a popular news source within intellectual and academic circles. This resource has access to most issues of Izvestiia from 1917 to 2012.


Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries

The largest online newspaper database in Japan. This includes the Asahi shinbun newspaper archive (1945-2007) plus two weekly journals: Weekly Asahi and Aera.  Asahi shinbun is the most important newspaper in Japan and a primary source for both studies of current Japanese society and studies of Japan in historical aspect


Krokodil Digital Archive

Krokodil emerged in the USSR at the moment of the creation of a national Soviet mass media, broadcast and communications systems, and its demise coincided with the expansion of the internet. Between these dates, Krokodil provided a mediated documentation of life in the USSR. The magazine often engaged with topics relating to the media and a fascination with the nature of the Soviet media system is evident in Krokodil’s texts and cartoons.


Literaturnaia gazeta digital archive

First published in 1929, Literaturnaia gazeta (Literary paper) provided a remarkably open forum for intellectual debate throughout the Soviet period.  Despite its title, the paper covered a whole range of cultural subjects, such as film and music.  Publication was halted during part of the Second World War but resumed in 1944.  The first issue that year came out on the 1st of November, by which point the Soviet army had pushed the front almost beyond the borders of the Soviet Union.


Los Angeles Sentinel‎  (1934-2005)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection



‘Maisaku 毎索’ provides the archives of the Mainichi shinbun from 1872 to the present. In addition to the regular Japanese newspaper, the database also includes the English-language The Mainichi since 2008, the weekly Ekonomisuto since 1989, and searchable Yoron chôsa from 1945 to 2017. Our subscription allows 2 concurrent users, so please log out when you are done.


Mass Media in Russia 1908-1918

This collection comprises penny newspapers documenting political and social developments in Russia in the pivotal years from 1908 to 1918


Michigan Chronicle

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers (MENA)

Content in the Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers collection is predominantly in Arabic, but also includes key titles in English and French. The collection comprises mostly out-of-copyright, orphaned content. CRL members and subscribing institutions also receive access to five in-copyright titles from the region: al-Akhbār (الاخبار, Lebanon, 2006-2019), al-Dustūr (الدستور, Jordan, 1967-2000), al-Jumhūrīyah (الجمهورية, Egypt, 1962-1986), al-Riyāḍ (الرياض, Saudi Arabia, 1972-1996), and Filasṭīn (فلسطين, Israel/Palestine, 1956-1967).


Nashriyah:digital Iranian history

These newspapers and periodicals, many of which have been only partially accessible inside Iran, cover the defining moments from the premiership of Mohammad Mossadegh and the August 1953 coup d'état against his government (1950-53); the 1979 Revolution; and the late 1990s/early 2000s ‘reform era’ of former President Mohammad Khatami.


NAVER News Library

Provides high quality news archive services for 4 major newspapers in Korea: Han’gyore (1988-1999); Kyonghyang Sinmun (1946-1999); Maeil Kyongje (1967-1999); Tonga Ilbo (1920-1999)



An online database providing links to over 1,000 full-text digital newspapers in the United States and Caribbean.


NewspaperSG: National Library of Singapore

Historical newspapers from Singapore and Malaya published between 1831 and 1989, including The Straits Times 1845-1989.


New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


New York Times Historical Archive

Long known as the U.S. paper of record, the New York Times has been reporting the news and shaping opinion around the world since 1851. The New York Times Archive (1851-2006) with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images.


Nikkei Telecom 21 

Nihon Keizai Shimbun, 1876 to present. Full-text searchable from 1988.

Nineteenth century U.S. Newspapers

Comprises digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities.


Niva digital archive

Niva, an illustrated weekly journal of literature, politics and modern life was the most popular magazine of the late-nineteenth-century Russia. It was published from 1870 to 1918 in St.Petersburg. The journal was widely read by an audience that extended from primary schoolteachers, rural parish priests, and the urban middle class to the gentry. It contained large coloured prints of art by famous Russian artists. The journal had a section on Russian classical writers: Gogol, Lermontov, Goncharov, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and many others. By the early 20th century Niva had a circulation of over 200,000.


Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


North China Herald

Universally acclaimed as the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s.  During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Great Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in the major cities.  Published in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s dealing with the Euro-American world and a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first – and sometimes only – point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.


Papers Past: National Libary of New Zealand

Historical newspapers of New Zealand, covering 1840-1915.


Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2010)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspaper Collection


Pravda digital archive, 1912-2009

Full text of the Soviet newspaper ("The Truth") from its roots as an underground publication through its rise to prominence as the main state sanctioned outlet for party propaganda until the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.



RetroNews, the National Library of France's press site, gives free and open access to 700 press titles published between 1631 and 1950. In addition to the resources on Gallica, RetroNews is both a digital space for consulting archives , a research tool and a magazine for all giving to discover the history by the press archives.


Soviet Cinema: Film Periodicals 1918-1942

Includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting an interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian film


Sovetskaia kul’tura digital archive

The archive comprises Kul’tura (Culture), an important Russian weekly newspaper previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul’tura (1953-1991).


Le Temps: archives historiques

This collection from a partnership led by the Bibliothèque nationale suisse currently includes the Journal de Genève (1826-1991), the Gazette de Lausanne (1803-1991), the Journal de Genève et Gazette de Lausanne (1991-1998) and the Nouveau Quotidien (1991-1998).


Times of India Historical Archive

Founded in 1838 (under the title Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce), the Times of India archive provides coverage up to 2001. "The world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper", this archive will be of broad interest to the study of colonialism, post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, as well as for the recording and reporting of key historical events and everyday life.


Vestnik Evropy Archive

One of the first Russian literary and political journal. Together with literature and arts the journal enlightened its readers on problems of internal and foreign policy of Russia, history and political life of foreign countries. It became conservative since 1815


Wall Street Journal Historical Archive (1889-1992)

The Dow Jones & Company first published The Wall Street Journal in 1889 to serve the financial community. The paper's editorial scope changed in the 1940s to encompass all aspects of business, economics, and consumer affairs, as well as analysis of trends and issues. The Archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue


Washington Post Historical Archive (1877-1991)

The Washington Post is the leading source of political and governmental coverage in the U.S and offers award-winning coverage of national and international affairs. Originally, a highly partisan four-page rag paper charting the early days of the Hayes administration, the newspaper changed its tune when it was bought by Eugene Meyer during the Roosevelt administration. "The newspaper shall not be the ally of any special interest but shall be fair and free and wholesome in its outlook on public affairs and public men." (Eugene Meyer). The Archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue


World News Connection

An online subscription service bringing news from around the world, translated into English, typically within 24-72 hours from the time of the original publication or broadcast.  This service ended in 2013 but access is retained to news coverage up to that year.


Yomidasu Rekishikan (Yomiuri Shinbun)

Japanese newspaper database, consisting of 4 parts, including more than 10 million articles from Yomiuri Shinbun since its inception in 1874.  Yomiuri Shimbun contains Japanese language articles from 1986; The Daily Yomiuri contains articles from the English language edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun English edition since 1989; Jinbutsu is a Who's who of current key persons in Japan; the Meiji Taisho Showa database contains the historic archive of scanned articles published during the period of 1874 to 1989.