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 find all the electronic newspapers accessible at the LMU grouped together as a collection under the heading "Pressemedien" (press media) in the Database Information System (DBIS). Searches will return results listing both individual newspaper archives and databases with a high proportion of newspaper holdings, such as Nexis or ZEFYS, which you can then search in turn.
The Pressreader portal gives you access to the current editions of over 5,000 international, national and regional daily newspapers. Titles include The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Washington Post, Hurriyet, El Pais and many more. The original layout of the editions can be accessed either via your browser or through an app.
Pressreader in DBIS
- Süddeutsche Zeitung
All editions and supplements of the Süddeutsche Zeitung can be accessed via the SZ Library Net.
Süddeutsche Zeitung in DBIS
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The F.A.Z. Biblio Net provides access to issues of the FAZ from 1993 to the present.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in DBIS
- Der Spiegel
All editions of Der Spiegel from 1947 up to the current issue can be accessed via MUNZINGER.
Der Spiegel in DBIS
- The New York Times
The University Library provides subscription access to the New York Times. Access to the NYT is also possible via the NYTimes.com Academic Pass mobile apps service.
The New York Times in DBIS
The WISO module Wirtschaftspraxis (economic and business practice) allows you to access the full texts of over 200 national and regional newspapers. These include the Frankfurter Rundschau, Die Welt, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the TAZ, Die Zeit, FOCUS and Stern.
WISO in DBIS
Use Nexis Uni to search through articles from several thousand national and international press sources.
Nexis in DBIS
The "Sammlung Pressemedien" (press media collection) in 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.