ZEFYS: Historische Zeitungen: Zeitungsinformationssystem

Developed by the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin), ZEFYS is the portal for accessing digitized German historical newspapers, as well as full-text and selected web resources and databases relevant to this publication type. Currently, it provides more than 81,000 issues of 86 historical newspapers originating from Germany and other countries publishing in German. It offers a full-text search in 3 newspapers of the Prussian Press, Amtspresse Preussens, and a comprehensive web guide for finding databases and information about newspapers on the web. A bibliographic search feature assists with finding international newspaper titles within the world's largest bibliographic database for serial titles, the Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB).

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1740 - 1944


Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin


Primarily German cities; other countries / regions of the world where German language newspapers have been published.



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