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Newspapers: International: News Databases

About Foreign Newspaper Sources

We subscribe to the full digital archive of one international paper:


These subscription news services provide limited (current) world coverage:

NOTE: Content does change fairly frequently – titles are lost and new titles added. In addition, 2 of the 4 sources assume that you are searching by subject across newspaper content rather than looking for a single newspaper title.

Most major world newspapers provide current news content online, either as digital, reformatted content (including images) or as a digital copy of the print. Many provide archival content on site as well; or the indexing is free, and they charge per item requested.


In addition, the Boston Public Library has: (accessible with an  eCard - click to apply)

  • 19th Century British Newspapers parts 1-4, The 19th Century British Newspapers collection contains full runs of 120 selected newspapers from 1739 to 1950. 
  • Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2009 The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of this City of London daily business newspaper. Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888-2009, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page.
  • The Irish Times (1859-2012) The Historical Irish Times collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text. Also includes the Irish Weekly Times and Irish Pictorial.
  • Sunday Times (London) Digital Archive Since 1822, The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week's news and society at large.