All the news that’s fit to read: How you can access international newspapers online

Graduate Institute Students and staff commonly ask our reference service how to access the international press online. The fact is we do have subscriptions for a selection of international newspapers and magazines. Here is what you should know.

An aggregator: Pressreader

Pressreader is a site/app which gives you access to hundreds of titles all around the world. Are you a francophone? Libération and Le Temps are available there. Other titles include die Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Spanish newspapers like El País, but also English-language titles such as The Washington Post and The Observer.

Just create a Pressreader account (with your VPN connection if you are off campus) to find them. There is also an app you can use (available on Android and iOS) and a libguide to take full advantage of this resource.

The New York Times

Members of our community can also create a personal account on the New York Times website with their @graduateinstitute e-mail, using this registration form (VPN required for the registration).

For historians and history nerds

We also have subscriptions to the historical archives of select British and American newspapers. You can access The Economist (1843-2015), The Financial Times (1888-2010), The Times (1785-2014), The Wall Street Journal (1889-2004) or the New York Times (1851-2017). If you are interested in Asian history, you can also access The North China Herald Online, the main printed source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around the 1850s to the 1940s.

Other resources on demand

If you would like to read an article from another newspaper behind a paywall, Nexis Uni can be the right place for you (using the VPN, as usual). This database holds the contents of many newspapers from all over the world. Just copy and paste the title of an article in the search window to find it.

As you can see, we offer many options, but there’s more! If you are looking for other sources of news, send us an e-mail – we might be able to help you. In the meantime, grab a cup of coffee (or tea), and enjoy!

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