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Modern Languages

This guide provides resources for students and faculty conducting research in Modern Languages, including, but not limited to: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Foreign Language News: Databases

Locate current foreign language newspapers through K-State Libraries using these databases. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive access to foreign language news sources.

Details about using Search It and LexisNexis Academic are provided below.

Library Databases

Search It

Use the Advanced Search

  1. Click the K-State Libraries only tab
  2. Enter Newspaper* in the first search box (capitalization doesn’t matter, but the * ensures that you’ll get newspaper and newspapers)
  3. To the left of the search box, use the drop-down to change Any to in subject
  4. In the Language box, select a language.
  5. Click Search

Screenshot of foreign language newspaper search in Search It


Most titles are available online through databases. The majority are in LexisNexis, which does not play nicely with Search It. That means when you click on the LexisNexis link, it doesn’t actually take you to the newspaper, but just to the LexisNexis search page.


Find a Specific Publication

There is a small box: Source Directory: Find or Browse at the middle of the very top of the screen in LexisNexis.


Screenshot of LexisNexis Source Directory Find link

Clicking Find lets you enter the title of a specific journal, like Le Figaro

  1. Enter the title of the journal in the search box, click Find Sources
  2. From the results list, click on the little “i” next to a title to find out details about the title in order to confirm whether it’s one you wanted
  3. Check the box next to the titles you want to search, this adds them to the Selected Sources on the right side of the screen
  4. Once you’ve selected all of the titles you want, click the red OK-Continue box on the far right of the screen
  5. You will be returned to the main search page, but you should see the titles you selected listed below the red-outlined search box. Enter your search terms.


Search Foreign Language News

Screenshot of Foreign Language News option in LexisNexis

  1. Click on the Search by Subject or Topic box to the upper right of the red-outlined search box
  2. Select Foreign Language News  -- this will take you to a re-set search page
  3. Below the red-outlined search box, click Advanced Options
  4. Limit your search by language ( you can also limit by date, etc.)
  5. Enter your search terms
  6. From the search results page, look at the options on the left side of the screen, particularly Sources by Category.
  7. Click on Newspapers and see all of the papers that produced articles for your search. Clicking on a particular paper will limit search results to only articles from that paper.

Free News Sites

French Language News

Spanish Language News


Latin America

United States

German Language News