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News resources

  1. 1. Using News databases Current news resources Historic news resourcesJames BissetAcademic Liaison Librarian (Research Support)
  2. 2. Session outline- Key resources for current news- Other resources for- Historic news resources- Freely available news resources
  3. 3. Focus of resources available Scale • Local • National • International Currency Language • Recent • English • Historic • Non-English
  4. 4. Part 1News Resources (Current News)
  5. 5. Key resources
  6. 6. Additional resources- Times Literary Supplement [1902 - ]- Times Higher Education Supplement [1995- ]- The Economist [1843- ]- JISC Mediahub [ ITN/Reuters archives 1900 - 2007 ]- News on screen [1910- 1983]- Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
  7. 7. Hands-on- Explore the three main news databases yourself: Infotrac, Nexis UK and Factiva- Explore some of the other available sources at:
  8. 8. Part 2 Historic NewsResources
  9. 9. Key Resources• Times Digital Archive 1785-2006• British Newspapers 1600-1900• Eighteenth century journals 1685-1815• EEBO and ECCO for pamphlets• 19th Century British Pamphlets (JSTOR)• Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003• Historic Australian newspapers 1803-1954
  10. 10. Historic News on Microform• Some national and local, e.g. - Sunderland & Durham County Herald 1839-67• International, e.g. - Kabul Times 1969-79, - Milliyet (Istanbul) 1970-86, - Pravda 1921-1953, - Jerusalem Post 1950-2007
  11. 11. Part 3Free news sources
  12. 12. Free news resources• Individual newspaper titles and news sources• Current news/what is available on public sites• Advanced search engine options e.g. Google News• News-specific search engines – Silobreaker (News search) – NewsNow (News International content blocked)• Mobile/Tablet apps, eg Simmly
  13. 13. Free news resources• Current news databases – Kidon Media link• Higher Education – ResearchProfessional – Funding Councils’ web sites
  14. 14. Hands-on- Explore some of the historic newspaper resources yourself- Explore the advanced search options on search engines- Download an app to your mobile- Explore some of the free news resources.
  15. 15. Image Credits [Slide 4] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Quapan. Original available at [Slide 9] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by ShironEuro. Original available at [Slide 11] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Kirsty Andrews. Original available at [Slide 12] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Poster Boy NYC. Original available at [Slide 17] ‘Vitae®, © 2010 Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited‘ Available at
  16. 16. Vitae Researcher Development Framework [see image credits] Measuring Researcher Development