BelgicaPress, database of digitised historical Belgian newspapers

BelgicaPress is a new full-text database from the Belgian Royal Library where you can find (as of spring 2018) all the digitised historical Belgian newspapers online (from 1826 to 1970) including the censored press of both World Wars.

Thanks to the application of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), the content is full-text searchable at word level.

Search operators

In the search form  you can search for certain words (and choose All of these words, One of these words, The exact phrase or None of these words). Clicking +, you can make up to 4 combinations. You can add a period, choose a language (Dutch, French or German) and/or select the title of a newspaper. You can browse the newspapers of a certain day. You cannot use truncation or masking.

Export

You can retrieve a permalink with the button  .

You cannot use the Zotero browser plugin.

Access

You can access this database for free. The pages that are still protected by copyright (younger than 100 year old) are only available via Belnet (including UGentNet) or in the reading room of the Royal Library.

Alerts and save search

There is no alert service.

Queries are not saved.

More information

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Last modified Nov. 7, 2019, 9:34 a.m.