How do I find newspapers?
Searching for print and electronic newspapers in the online catalogue
You will find print and electronic newspapers held by the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library) and the Subject Libraries in the online catalogue, indexed by journal title. If you have too many search results you can narrow them down to the publication type "newspaper" by using the filter in the left-hand column.
When searching for newspapers you will not be able to filter by year of publication. First, search for the newspaper without entering a year, then check in the full record under the tab "More title information" to see which library has the volume you need.
Searching for electronic newspapers in the Datenbank-Infosystem (Database Information System - DBIS)
You will also find electronic newspapers in so-called newspaper archives, which are indexed in the Datenbank-Infosystem (Database Information System - DBIS)
Click on "Erweiterte Suche" (advanced search) in DBIS and select under "Datenbanktyp" (database type) the category "Zeitung" (newspaper). Then click on "Suche starten" (start search). This will return results listing both individual newspaper archives and databases with a high proportion of newspaper holdings, e.g. Nexis or ZEFYS, which you can then search individually.
The "Zeitungsarchiv" (Newspaper Archive) of the Fachbibliothek Englischer Garten
The most comprehensive newspaper holdings in the University Library's collections are located at the Fachbibliothek Englischer Garten. The Archive here is a continuation of the work of its founder, the newspaper historian Karl d’Ester (1881–1960). It contains mainly German-language newspapers and journals representing nearly all areas of press history.
The holdings are divided into:
- Historical newspapers in original print editions or on microfilm
- Current newspapers: the Archive subscribes to around 30 titles, with the main emphasis on the Munich daily press and also including some national daily and weekly newspapers.
- Current journals: the Archive subscribes to around 20 titles, mainly magazines, illustrated weeklies and TV programme guides
- Special collections, e.g. satirical magazines, Bavarica, wartime propaganda leaflets
On-site use of the newspapers in the Archive is open to all LMU members. You can use the self-service photocopier and scanner to make your own copies or scans.
The Archive's holdings are not fully indexed; some areas are covered by a number of incomplete internal catalogues. For further information please contact the Archive service desk or the Site Librarian.