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PressReader Database

how to use and print from the PressReader database


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Jeff Knapp
309-D Paterno Library
(Also available for remote consultations)


  • Content up to 90 days [varies with title]
  • More than 5000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages.
  • Language Translation: Twelve major foreign languages available [varies with title].
  • Text-to-voice conversion [varies by title].
  • Useful for studying page layout, advertisements, photographs, cartoons, etc.
  • Use the App and download up to 50 issues per day to your mobile device, while connected via Pennsylvania State University's Wi-Fi hotspot.


 Explore PressReader's Help Center which includes 'Quick Start Guide,' 'Tips & Tricks' and various informative videos.

Getting Started

1. Open PressReader.

information iconWhen you open a new session, you may see the following pop-up box.  Click on 'Select Publication."


Select publication



information icon Do not be concerned if you see 'Complimentary access: x days, xx hours left' with the days/hours decreasing. It will reset.

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2. Click on the menu icon.

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information icon By default, the 'Countries' tab is open.  (Additional options: 'Languages' - 'Categories' - 'Publication Types')



3. Select Country, Languages, Categories or Publication Types to find Newspaper(s) or Magazine(s).

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information icon You may also use the 'Search Publications" box or 'Advanced Search.' (The Advanced Search option opens when you click in the Search Publications box.)

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