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How to find newspaper articles

Online: Dutch newspapers

Nexis Uni

Dutch newspapers are available via Nexis Uni; national newspapers from ca. 1991 and regional ones  from ca. 2002.

Historical newspapers: Delpher 

Delpher gives access to Dutch historical texts from the digital collections of academic and heritage institutions and libraries. In Kranten you'll find a selection of national, regional, local and Dutch colonial newspapers from the Dutch East indies, Surinam and the West Indies, from 1618-1995. The interface is in Dutch only.
Delpher is freely available.

Startpagina gives access to the archives of many regional newspapers.

Online: foreign newspapers

  • Nexis Uni also contains 1,300 foreign full-text news resources. Most of them are updated daily and the archive dates back 20 years. This database is available only within the UvA domain.
  • European Library: Newspapers from 20 European countries from 1618 – 1996 are digitised and fully searchable. The European Library is freely accessible.
  • The New York Times: All issues from 1851-2015 of The New York Times have been digitised and are fully searchable. This database is available within the UvA domain only.
  • Times Digital Archive 1785-1985: The fully digitised and searchable version of the British newspaper The Times is accessible via CataloguePlus. Access to the Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 is for one user at a time only and only available within the UvA domain.
  • Pravda (1912-present): Pravda is accessible only within the UvA domain.

Printed Dutch newspapers

Information Centre University Library 

In the Information Centre of the University Library at Singel you can read the issues of the last two weeks of NRC Handelsblad, NRC Next, Het Parool, Trouw, de Volkskrant and Het Financieele Dagblad.

Book depot (IWO)

Older newspapers are stored in the Book depot (IWO), close to the AMC hospital. Because of their large format newspapers must be consulted at the IWO. A copying machine is available.

See CataloguePlus to find out which years of the above-mentioned and other papers are available at IWO. For example, see the listing of Dutch newspapers.

Printed foreign newspapers

Library P.C. Hoofthuis:

  • Nezavisimaja gazeta (current year)
  • Novaja gazeta (current year)