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Serbian Newspapers in the Library of Congress

Online Newspapers from Serbia

Detroit Publishing Company. Landing place and cathedral, Belgrade, Serbia. [between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900]. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

The Library of Congress provides little historical depth in the Serbian digital news realm, but it does have access to relatively current issues of 27 daily and weekly newspapers from Serbia via the Ebart; database, which is described below. The database must be used onsite in one of the Library of Congress buildings. It includes titles such as Politika, Danas, and Kurir, among others. Some online Serbian news sources such as Internet portals, news magazines, and newswires are available through general databases, but most sources are in English. For Serbia, the latest three months of five different news titles are available in PressReader.

The most useful way to obtain the latest news and information in the vernacular from and about Serbia is to visit the websites of current Serbian newspapers. For information in English, try using websites of major newspapers outside of the country such as the New York Times, the Times of London, or the Washington Post. The Library of Congress has these three and many other English-language newspapers in its subscription database collection.

Fortunately, some libraries have started to digitize historical Serbian newspapers and have made them freely available. Such sites are described below in the section on Digitized Newspapers. Digitized Serbian newspapers and journals are freely available at the Digital National Library of Serbia External. Titles include Politika, Vreme, and Srpske novine, among others. Many older titles are also available at the site of the library of the University of Beograd External in Beograd. The library of Matica Srpska External in Novi Sad has also digitized a few older Serbian newspapers. Because some of the Serbian population was once part of the multi-ethnic Austro-Hungarian Empire, sites and catalogs from Austria and other former Empire countries may contain relevant material.

Subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Subscription Databases

Digitized Newspapers