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Key Italian resources
Periodici lucani in microfilm
The National Library of Potenza offers access to digitized newspapers published between 1854 and 1954, the originals of which are owned, for the most part, by the National Central Library of Florence. To date over 132 titles have been digitized.
Key Spanish resources
Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Histórica
A database of Spanish journals. The database has a good search facility, allowing searching by author, article title and material type. Full-text searching is also possible for the vast majority of titles. The range of topics is wide, with over 1000 full-text journals covering literature, politics, arts, sciences and local news.
Biblioteca Digital Hispánica
Hosted by the Biblioteca Nacional de España, this portal gives access to the library’s digitised collections. You can browse by document type, including ‘Prensa y revistas’. The majority of the 1,000 plus items are pre-1945.
El País (Madrid)
A daily founded in May 1976. Spain’s largest newspaper. Print edition 1 Feb 1995-6 Nov 2002; web edition 18 Jan 2013 - current in Factiva.
19 Apr 1996-current in Nexis.
El Mundo (Madrid)
Daily founded in October 1989. Second largest newspaper in Spain. 1 June 2002 - current in Nexis
; 2 Jan 1995 - current in Factiva.
La Vanguardia (Barcelona)
Founded in 1881, Catalonia’s leading daily, Spain’s fourth largest. Free access to their entire archive (since 1881). More than 135 years of history, searchable by keyword, date or theme. There is a 30-day moving wall. For current news: 4 May 1997 - current in Factiva.
El Periódico de Catalunya (in Catalan) (in Castilian)
Founded in October 1978, second highest-circulated newspaper in Spain's Catalan-speaking regions. 22 Jan 2008 - 18 May 2018 in Nexis. Print edition 3 May 2001 - 14 June 2018; web edition 23 Sep 2013 - current in Factiva.
Useful SOLO subject searches
French newspapers -- France -- History
Spanish newspapers -- Spain -- Madrid
Italian newspapers -- Directories