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FIN516 Research Skills Guide: Find News Articles

Where to find News Articles

Whilst you will be able to find some news articles in Primo Search,  the best place to find news articles is in the Library's News & Current Affairs Databases.

Google can also be used to find news articles published by local newspapers.  However don't limit yourself to just using Google; try using the news databases and Google. The Library's databases include articles available only via subscription, which Google won't find.

Australia

The best source for Australian news articles is the ANZ Newsstream database. 

This journal database allows you search multiple Australian newspapers at the same time.

To get the best search results:

  • Before you start searching, change the 'Location' limiter at the bottom of the screen to your chosen local area.  This will limit your search results to your chosen region only;
  • On the search results screen, use the 'Publication Date' limiter on the left-hand side of the screen to limit your results to the last three months.

Rest of World

For news articles outside of Australia, the best source is Factiva.

To get the best search results:

  • Before you start searching, change the 'Region' limiter to your country of choice to limit your search results to articles from your chosen country only.
  • On the search results screen, use the 'Date' limiter on the left-hand side to limit your search results to the last 3 months.

Google search tip

To locate news articles on your relevant topic using Google, try using this search string:

[your chosen issue] + [local area]

e.g. "motor vehicle theft" + Riverina

On the search results screen select 'News', then 'Tools'.  Then under 'Recent' select 'Past Month'.

The + sign narrows your search by ensuring you only get results that have both the issue and the local area in your search results.

The " " allows you to search by phrase, excluding results that don't include all the words in the phrase in the order you've specified.  It narrows your search results.

The video below provides more tips for finding scholarly material using Google.

Using google effectively