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Research Guide for Korean Studies

Finding Newspapers at Widener

Widener Library also collects newspapers published in Asia, primarily those published in Western-languages. You can search their newspaper holdings on microfilm by city and country of publication.

Finding Korean Newspapers beyond Harvard

To look for newspapers in Korean libraries, please see the Catalogs sections of this guide.

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Resources Network- Foreign Newspapers / U.S. Ethnic Newspapers
The Center for Research Libraries collects a range of foreign and U. S. ethnic newspapers on microfilm. Affiliates of member libraries may borrow these films through Interlibrary Loan. Their website allows you to search for lists of publications by a variety of criteria, including language, region or ethnic group.

Searching is in romanization only.

  1. Foreign Newspapers - Select Korea (South) or Korea (North) on the Browse Newspapers by Country tab.
  2. U.S. Ethnic Newspapers - Select Koreans on the Browse U.S Ethnic Newspapers tab.
  3. Enter a search term (e.g. Korea*, Asia* - the asterisk lets you search for different forms of the word) to search the list of titles.

Newspapers at Harvard-Yenching Library

All newspaper holdings at Harvard-Yenching Library regardless of its format (print, microfilm, online, microfiche, reprints in book format, etc.) are searchable through the following tool link:

Harvard-Yenching Newspaper Collection search

Finding newspapers in HOLLIS

Korean-language newspapers at Harvard are primarily held by Harvard-Yenching Library. To see a list of some of these newspapers in HOLLIS, try running this search:

HOLLIS + list of Korean-language newspapers

This produces a list of materials whose format is marked "newspaper." Please note that this does not include all holdings, especially those which have been reprinted in book format. To search more broadly, try variations on the following strategy:

  1. Enter newspaper-related terms for "Keyword Anywhere" searches, such as Sinmun OR Ilbo in HOLLIS+.
  2. Click on Search and Refine the results by Newspapers under Form / Genre.

For more information on newspapers held by Harvard-Yenching, please contact the reference desk.

Newspaper Databases

 General news databases such as Factiva.com and LexisNexis Academic are increasingly including newspapers from Asia. Although the majority of these are still English-language Asian newspapers, holdings in Asian languages are becoming more common.

Factiva.com (Harvard ID/PIN required)
To see a list of Korean publications in Factiva.com, try the following:

  1. Click on Source.
  2. From the Select Source Category drop-down menu, choose By Region (you may view by language by choosing By Language. At the moment, Factiva.com only holds English-language publications from Korea).
  3. Click on the + icon next to Asia.
  4. Click on the + icon next to Eastern Asian Countries.
  5. Click on the + icon next to North Korea or South Korea.

LexisNexis Academic (Harvard ID/PIN required)
LexisNexis Academic holds publications from Korea, The Korea Times and The Korea Herald.

thnic Newswatch (Harvard ID/PIN required)
A full-text database of the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in the United States. Currently, it includes the Korea Times English-language edition from 1994-2001.

To browse a list of publications in Ethnic Newswatch:

  1. Click on the Publications tab.
  2. Enter a search term (e.g. Korea*, Asia* - the asterisk lets you search for different forms of the word) to search the list of titles.
  3. Alternately, you may browse by letter.