Current and back issues of many newspapers are either in the Periodical Reading Room (4th floor, Robarts Library) or in Storage. The PJRC maintains a list of these newspapers and can retrieve material for consultation. For current issues, inquire at the Periodical Reading Room Desk. Other newspapers can be read online by accessing the Library's subscriptions to the following databases:
- Russian Central Newspapers (UDB-COM)
- Baltics, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine Newspapers (UDB-EUR)
- Central Asia and Caucasus Newspapers (UDB--CAC)
For access to back issues in Storage, please contact the Petro Jacyk Central & East European Resource Centre (3rd floor, Robarts Library) at 416-978-0588.
For information about the University of Toronto Library's holdings of historical newspapers from Central and Eastern Europe, see the guide Newspapers from Central and Eastern Europe in the University of Toronto Library (2008). Additionally, many Austrian Galician newspapers in Ukrainian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Hungarian, and German are listed in the guide to the Peter Jacyk Collection of Ukrainian Serials (1983).
The University of Toronto Libraries offers online access to a number of Russian newspaper digital archives, among them:
- Gudok (Moscow, 1918-present)
- Izvestiia (Moscow, 1917-present)
- Pravda (St. Petersburg, 1912-present)
- Moscow News (1930-2014)
- Novoe Russkoe Slovo (New York, 1917-2010)
- Sovetskaia Kultura Digital Archive (1929-present)
English-language news digests include: Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1941-1996), and the Current Digest of the Post-Soviet and Russian Press (2005-present).
The East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections, of which the University of Toronto is a member, maintains a country-by-country guide of open access historical news sources from Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.
Also useful is the UTL library guide to finding and searching current and historical newspapers across Canada, the United States, and the world.