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International Newspapers and News Sources: Browsing International Newspapers

Use this guide to locate international newspapers and news articles.

Microforms Aren't Scary!

Older copies of newspapers are often only available in microform, but this format should not stop you from using the material!

What are microforms?

Microforms are pieces of film that contain reproductions of magazines, journals, and other materials. Because newsprint and other types of paper often decay, microforms are used as a method of preserving content.  Microforms come in 2 formats: microfilm (on reels) and microfiche (sheets).

Where are the microforms?

Microforms are located on LL2 in the Microforms Reading Room.

Can I get help?

The Microforms Reading Room is staffed. In addition, notebooks with instructions are available.

Can I make copies?

All microform machines have printing capabilities; some machines also allow you to make PDF.

International Newspapers Online

These databases allow you to browse and search individual newspaper titles online. Because they are digital replicas of the print, they provide an experience similar to looking at the physical newspapers. Images and other content which may not be available via databases such as LexisNexis and Factiva are included here.

International Newspapers in Print

Current Hard Copies

  • Current print copies of international newspapers are located in the 3rd Floor Current Periodicals Reading Room.
  • Search BobCat (to your left) to see if we subscribe to a newspaper in hard copy.

Older Hard Copies

Sometimes you need an older newspaper that has not been made digitally available.  For the most part, newspapers will be in microfiche or microfilm.

To find older copies:

  • Search BobCat to see if NYU retains older copies
  • Search the New York Public Research Libraries catalog, CatNYP, to see if NYPL has a copy. 
  • If you are looking for a European newspaper, browse the Union List of European Newspapers to see if a nearby library has it.


Search BobCat

Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.

NYU Libraries' online catalog.