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Swedish: Overview


Nordic art, architecture and design


Library Catalogs


About Scandinavian resources in the Penn Libraries

Penn Libraries collections cover the history and literature of Northern Europe from the medieval period to the modern. Our Scandinavian-language collections are selective, primarily supporting the Penn Swedish Language Program and Penn Abroad programs in Sweden and Denmark. Our partnership with other BorrowDirect libraries, including Harvard and Yale, ensures access to large, current collections in the Nordic languages, while Penn offers access to databases and indexes; reference works; and digitized collections.

Scandinavian Studies Databases


Swedish news

  • 8sidor, a newspaper in easy-to-read Swedish with larger text than an average paper, short sentences, and no difficult or uncommon vocabulary. 8sidor is unpartisan and independent.


  • Svenska Dagbladet, often abbreviated SvD, is Sweden's third largest newspaper and available via PressReader.
  • Göteborgs-Posten, abbreviated GP, is the daily newspaper with the second largest subscription base in Sweden, published in Gothenburg.

Historical newspapers