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July 26, 2006

Read Worldwide Newspapers in Their Original Format

The Library just subscribed to a newspaper resource, Library PressDisplay, that allows you to view 250 newspapers from 55 countries in their original format, language, layout and pagination -- as if you were holding the newspaper in your hands!

You may select a newspaper by country of publication, by language, or by title. Texts are searchable (e.g., search for Apis mellifera, or Condoleezza). The file for each newspaper is for the current day's issue and back 60 days. RSS feeds are provided for all the newspapers. We currently have a licence for 6 simultaneous users... so if you get turned away, please try again later! (For this reason, please be sure to close your browser when you're finished, so someone else can get in.)

Many of the papers (e.g., LA Times, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Le Figaro (France), Daily Telegraph (UK), El Mundo (Spain), The Wall Street Journal Europe, Daily Telegraph (Sydney), Handelsblatt (Germany), Izvestiia (Russia), Toronto Star, Jerusalem Post, Times of India, La Stampa (Italy), etc.) have enhanced features ("SmartNavigation") for easy reading or cutting and pasting. Some of the newspapers with "SmartNavigation" offer the option to get an instant translation into one of ten languages or to have an audio feed that will allow you to hear the text of selected articles in the native language. To identify the newspapers with SmartNavigation look for the circle with the arrow in it next to the newspaper's name.

Here's a list of the available newspapers, courtesy of the UIUC History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library.

Posted by Katie Newman at July 26, 2006 1:48 PM