Newspapers and newspaper articles
Newspaper articles can be found in our databases covering the daily press. Newspapers in their entirety are available in digitized form, on microfilm and in some cases in printed form at some of our libraries. Please note that access to the Social Sciences Library's microfilms and older printed newspapers is limited, due to ongoing construction work of the West Link.
Find newspapers in databases
The library has several databases covering the daily press that contain newspaper articles in full text and references to articles. The databases cover different time periods and different newspapers. See the respective database description to choose the right one for your search.
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 digitized newspapers
The database Svenska dagstidningar contains digitized newspapers covering nearly 1500 titles from 1645 to the present. The database does not contain newspapers from the latest four months. Newspapers older than 115 years are freely available directly in the database.
Newspapers under the age of 115 can only be read on special computers that have full access to the database for copyright reasons. There is one such computer at the Education Library, as well as one at the Humanities Library. Contact the libraries to book one of the computers.
Find microfilms and older printed newspapers
Access to the Social Sciences Library's microfilms and older printed newspapers is limited until the autumn of 2022, since the library's premises are temporarily closed due to the West Link construction work. Some exceptions are made for researchers and employees, if the construction work allows it and provided that the material is not available in digital form.
Access via the database Svenska Dagstidningar
The microfilms are thus not available to the general public and students at present, but much of the older microfilmed material can be accesses via the database Svenska dagstidningar. Newspapers younger than 115 years are also covered in the database, but with limited access due to copyright. To access these newspapers, you need to use our special bookable computers with full access to Svenska dagstidningar. There is one such computer at the Economic Library, and one at the Humanities Library.
It is also possible to order copies from older printed newspapers via the National Library in Stockholm.
Researchers may reguest microfilms and older print
Only researchers or employees at the University of Gothenburg may request microfilms and older printed newspapers from the closed premises. The material is delivered to the Humanities Library.
Students can order interlibrary loans
As a student, you can not access the microfilms in our closed premises, but for students at the University of Gothenburg, you have an option to order interlibrary loans of our microfilmed newspapers from other libraries.
Older printed newspapers at Humanities Library
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 the special reading room. You can request these older printed newspapers as usual in Katalog-1957
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.
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.
Contact us about newspapers
Contact the Social Sciences Library if you have questions about newspapers in databases or on microfilm.