Newspapers and newspaper articles
The Library gives you access to newspapers in databases, on microfilm and in print.
Find newspapers in databases
The University Library has access to several Swedish and international databases that contain full text versions or references to newspaper articles. The databases all cover different time periods and different newspapers. Check each database's description to find out which one you should use for your search. The databases that have English names have international material in them.
If you can't find the article in fulltext
There are newspaper articles in the databases that can't be viewed in fulltext. If you want to read these articles you can search Svenska dagstidningar or Artikelsök for subject, name or event to get a reference to a newspaper and date. You can then visit the Social Sciences Library and find the newspaper in our microfilm collection. You can also use a special computer at the Social Sciences Library which has access to fulltexts of all newspaper articles in Svenska dagstidningar.
Students and staff at the University of Gothenburg can access the databases through the university network, or by logging in with the GU account when outside of campus. Everyone visiting the University Library can use our computers to access the databases.
Find a newspaper at the Library
The University Library has many newspapers on microfilm or in printed form. Check if the Library has the newspaper by searching the title of the newspaper in Supersearch. Use Katalog -1957 to find older newspapers.
Computers with full access to Svenska dagstidningar
The Social Sciences Library and the Humanities Library have designated computers with full access to Svenska dagstidningar from the National Library of Sweden. You can access articles in fulltext from over 400 digitized newspapers dating back from 1645 to today, from these computers.
Anyone can book the computers for two hours at a time. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg can book four hours at a time, and a maximum of twelve hours per week. Contact the Social Sciences Library or the Humanities Library to book these computers.
To print from the computer you need a library card or GU card, and sufficient balance on your printing account.
Articles that are older than 115 years are accessible from any computer via Svenska dagstidningar.
Newspapers on microfilm
Most of the Library's newspapers are available on microfilm at the Social Sciences Library. You can collect the microfilms yourself from the shelf and read them in the Library's microfilm reader. To scan, save or print from a microfilm, you must use the Library's microfilm scanner. The microfilm collection and equipment are open to everyone when the library is open.
Newspapers in print
The Humanities Library has a number of older printed newspapers from the mid-18th century onwards. These are original versions and the newspapers are often in a delicate condition. They are therefore placed in closed stacks and may only be read in special reading rooms. The Social Sciences Library also holds a number of older printed newspapers. These are placed in closed stacks and only accessible for researchers. Contact the libraries for assistance with requesting these older newspapers.
If we don't have the newspaper you need
If you need a newspaper that is not a part of the University Library's collections, you can order an interlibrary loan of the newspaper on microfilm. If it's a newspaper article you need, you can order a copy of the article.
Find facts about newspapers
If you need facts about Swedish newspapers, such as ideology or place of publication, you can use The National Library of Sweden's services Nya and Gamla Lundstedt. They contain information about Swedish newspapers from 1645 onwards.
Use the database World Press Trends to find statistics and facts about newspapers in different countries.
The Social Sciences Library has several printed indexes with facts about newspapers. Ask at the Library information desk if you want help using the indexes.
Contact us about newspapers
Contact the Social Sciences Library if you have questions about newspapers in databases or on microfilm.