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German Studies

Carolina-Duke Program in German Studies // Resource Guide for Duke and UNC libraries

The Largest Current Newspapers and News Journals

  • Cicero Magazin für politische Kultur.(print format)
  • Focus (news journal) third largest weekly news magazine; recent content only with subscription
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - FAZ is a leading national newspaper; searching the index of the archive from 1993 to present is free; access to full-text is fee-based; the FAZ archive has two parts: F.A.Z. 49-92, and F.A.Z.-BiblioNet (1993 ff.).
  • Frankfurter Rundschau is the largest newspaper in the Rhein- Main area.
  • Hamburger Abendblatt offers a search in the archive for free, there is some free content; access to full-text is fee-based.
  • Innsbrucker Zeitungsarchiv  contains over 1 million articles; searching the index is free; there is some free content; access to other full-text is fee-based
  • Neues Deutschland Sozialistische Tageszeitung (Berlin) offers a search in the archive for free; there is some free content; access to other full-text is fee-based
  • Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ (Switzerland) foounded in 1760 searching the index of the archive is free; access to full-text is fee-based
  • Die Presse (Austria)  full-text content from 2001
  • Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin) offers an archive search from 1996 to the present, free full-text content for older issues, access to other full-text is fee-based.
  • Der Spiegel  (news journal) a weekly political journal; recent content is only available with a subscription, but the Spiegel Archiv 1947- offers free full-text. Print Edition
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung founded in 1945, is the largest national daily. “today’s issue” is freely available; but the next day that content is only available for a fee or with subscription.
  • Der Stern (news journal) largest popular weekly journal on politics, culture and science; offers mostly preview of articles. Print Edition
  • Die Tageszeitung taz, founded in 1979; archive offers free plain text starting with 1986
  • Die Welt was founded in 1946, searching the index to the archive is free  , selected free content starts with 1995, the advances search allows
  • Die Zeit   (weekly newspaper). Die Zeit Print Archiv (1946-)  offers free full-text, but the archive does not contain everything that is in the print edition

More general internet resources:

Quick Radio, Television and Film. Read more abut German media here

News Aggregators

Browse Newspaper Databases A-Z or browse Online Journal Titles

Browse guide to Newspapers at Duke that includes Special Collections is under Newspapers in Duke University Libraries

Historic Newspapers

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