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German Studies: News

Library resources for the study of German language, literature, and cultural studies.

Current News Databases

Current newspaper databases provide limited access to German-language publications. Most of the coverage of German issues and events will come from American and English-language European news sources. Three current German language newspapers are also available in the Newspaper collection on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library: Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany), Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland) and Die Zeit (Germany).

Strategies for Searching Fulltext Newspaper Databases

When searching any fulltext database such as Global Newsstream you may find the following strategies useful to narrow your search down to more relevant items.

  • When available use the Advanced Search option -- this gives you the flexibility of doing more complex searches
  • If you get too many results see if there is a way to search just the headline of an article
  • If available limit your search by publication type such as articles, editorials, advertisements
  • Limit your search by publication year
  • Be aware of changes in language and spelling over time. Some terms used in historic newspapers are considered unacceptable or offensive now.

Current News (on the web)