Online portals

You can find a large selection of Swiss and international newspapers via the following portals.


Worldwide collection of approx. 7000 newspapers and magazines in 60 languages, that can be consulted and searched online. The inventory covers approximately the last three months up to the current date. Provides access to Basler Zeitung, NZZ, Tagesspiegel, The Guardian, Le Figaro, amongst others.


Archive of the Swiss media landscape. Articles can be searched back to the 1990s and some are available as full text (PDF).


Worldwide, comprehensive press and business database. Provides access to international daily and weekly newspapers such as Die Zeit, Die Welt, New York Times, and others.

Nexis Uni

Access to company, financial and press information, including more than 15 000 worldwide news sources such as Tages-Anzeiger, Le Monde, FAZ, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, and others.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Access to the SZ archive up to the current issue (articles also available as PDFs).

Access authorisation

Access to the online portals is only possible in the network of the University of Basel or via VPN (see: Access authorisation). The products can be consulted on site at the search workstations of the University Main Library and of the other locations.

Search portal newspaper cuttings University Business and Economics Library - SWA

Newspaper cuttings on topics and people relevant to the Swiss economy. For information about the collection and access to the search portal, see here

Newspapers (latest issue in the reading corner, older issues in the newspaper reading room)
  • Basler Zeitung
  • bz Basel
  • Tages-Anzeiger
  • NZZ
  • Der Bund
  • WoZ
  • La Liberté
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Weltwoche
  • Die Zeit
  • SonntagsZeitung
  • NZZ am Sonntag
Newspaper supplements (latest issue in the reading corner, older issues in the newspaper reading room)
  • Das Magazin (Supplement to BaZ, Tagi, Der Bund on Saturdays)
  • NZZ Folio (Supplement in NZZ on the first Monday of the month)
  • Züri Tipp (Supplement on Thursdays in the „Tagi“)
  • Zeit Magazin (Supplement on Thursdays in the „Zeit“)
  • Le Monde Diplomatique (Supplement every second Thursday of the month in the WoZ)
More (in the journals reading room)
  • Kirche heute
  • Kirchenbote
  • Allschwiler Wochenblatt
  • Riehener Zeitung
  • Journal officiel de la République et Canton du Jura
  • Vorwärts


  • Basler Zeitung
  • Financial Times
  • NZZ
  • Finanz und Wirtschaft
  • Handelszeitung
  • Weltwoche
  • WoZ


  • NZZ Folio
  • Das Magazin
  • Le Monde Diplomatique

Consumer and member magazines

  • Coop-Zeitung
  • Migros Magazin
  • Schweizerische Gewerbezeitung
  • Vorwärts
  • Work/ Unia
  • Kirchenbote BS und BL

    and also various magazines, for example:
  • Amnesty: Magazin der Menschenrechte
  • Kirche + Volk : Zeitschrift für christliche Besinnung und Orientierung
  • Tachles : das jüdische Wochenmagazin