Belgium: News Sources

Foreign newspaper content may be available

  • through subscription databases ( usually not full newspaper, but  selective and/or print-only);
  • in a film05a microfilm archive;
  • free (but frequently edited and/or reformatted) on a newspaper’s website; or
  • for purchase on the site, on an article-by-article basis, discoverable through a freely searchable archive.

The online database newspaper content available to BU students, staff and faculty is listed below by provider and requires login. Please note that coverage and content changes frequently; the lists are accurate as of June 2014.

Why doesn't BU subscribe to individual foreign newspapers?
Most foreign newspapers do not have digital institutional subscriptions. Print is expensive and can take up to 6 weeks to arrive, and newsprint is not easily archived.


Major Papers:

Het NieuwsbladHome:
Het Nieuwsblad 

PressDisplay:
Het Nieuwsblad 

Factiva:
Dutch Fulltext, Full Coverage

De StandaardHome:
De Standaard 

PressDisplay:
De Standaard 

Factiva:
Dutch Fulltext, Full Coverage

lesoirHome:
Le Soir (french daily)

Library PressDisplay

covers most recent 60 days of entire newspaper (PDF)

Factiva

varying dates 1980+; selected content; text-only. (Database prevents linking directly to single newspapers – search and limit within database.) Using Factiva

Available titles:

L’Echo English Abstract, Selected Coverage
De Gazet van Antwerpen Dutch FullText, Full Coverage
Het Belang van Limburg Dutch FullText, Full Coverage
Het Laatste Nieuws Dutch FullText, Full Coverage
Het Nieuwsblad Dutch FullText, Full Coverage
De Morgen Dutch FullText, Selected Coverage
Netto Dutch FullText, Full Coverage
Sabato Dutch FullText, Full Coverage
De Standaard Dutch FullText, Full Coverage

Lexis-Nexis Academic

varying dates 1980+; selected content; text-only.

Available titles:

ProQuest International Newsstand

varying dates; selected content; text-only.

Available titles:

Publisher’s online content and archives

usually reformatted and selected content from newsprint version. Indexes to archives may be available, but typically fulltext is pay-per-article.

Available titles: