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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Key databases

Factiva provides the full text of thousands of newspapers from around the world. Dates of coverage vary. 

LexisNexis Academic includes more than 10,000 business, legal, and news sources.

ProQuest Newsstand provides the full text of over 1300 newspapers.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1941-1996) consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the world.

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers as well as more than 878,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Trove Digitised Newspapers and More provides the full text of almost every major Australian newspaper (as well as many lesser-known titles) and is constantly expanding.

Google News includes newspaper articles dating in some cases from the early 1800s. See tips for finding news archive content.


Today's news

The Baillieu Library receives The Age, The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and Times (London) daily. These newspapers are held on the newspaper shelves until the microforms arrive.

Generally, the microform copies of Australian newspapers are three months behind; there is a one week delay from the date of publication of the Times.

The Giblin Eunson Business, Economics and Education Library receives the Australian Financial Review daily.


Finding news on a subject

To find news on a particular subject, first try one of the online databases. Some of the main ones are listed at left under 'Key databases'; others are listed on the tabs above.

If a newspaper has not been digitised, you might need to use a printed index to identify articles, then look at the newpaper itself either in print or on microform. Major indexes are also listed on the relevant tabs above.

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