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French and Francophone newspapers: Online access

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying French at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about current issues and back-archives of contemporary French and Francophone newspapers as well as back-archives of historical French and Francophone newspapers

Full access to current issue

It is possible to access the current issue of many contemporary French newspapers including Le Monde.  However, it is not possible to gain the same free access to their archives which is offered by some British newspapers.   

Partial access to current issue

Some publications offer partial access to their current issue and/or a web site

Limited access

Press agencies

Two press agencies and press archiving services.