NewsBank is one of the world’s premier information providers. Through partnerships with leading publishers worldwide, NewsBank collates current and archival news information into intuitive and powerful online databases, providing full-text searchable access to content from over 9,000 news sources, such as newspapers, online news sites, newswires, blogs, videos, transcripts, and other media.


NewsBank's databases offer users the ability to browse, explore and cross-search millions of current and archival news articles, in order to easily pinpoint news information from primary sources at local, state, national, regional and international levels.


Find out more about NewsBank's flagship online news databases:


Access Australia

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Access Australia from NewsBank is a unique, web-based resource that provides libraries with comprehensive full-text news coverage from across Australia. From local newspapers to major national titles such as The Australian, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, Access Australia includes content from over 500 of the most popular Australian daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers, as well as hard-to-find community, regional and rural titles.


To assist users in conducting long-term research, Access Australia features extensive backfiles, with coverage for most titles extending from the 1990s and 2000s through to the present day.


Access Australia provides a complete, full-text feed of all staff-written news articles and additional sections such as feature articles, editorials, letters to the editor, book and film reviews, literary criticism, sports reports and much more. With the exception of classifieds, images and advertisements, the content of the entire news source is included to deliver a comprehensive information resource.


Content Highlights:

  • National: The Australian

  • ACT: Canberra Times, The Chronicle

  • NSW: Sydney Morning Herald, Daily TelegraphNewcastle Herald, Illawarra Mercury, Daily Advertiser, Central Western Daily

  • NTNorthern Territory News, Centralian Advocate, Katherine Times

  • Qld: Courier-Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post, Townsville Bulletin

  • SA: The Advertiser, Messenger newspapers, Whyalla News, Transcontinental

  • TasThe Mercury, The Examiner, The Advocate, Launceston Times

  • Vic: The AgeHerald SunLeader newspapers, Geelong Advertiser, Border Mail, Bendigo Advertiser, The Courier, The Standard

  • WAThe Sunday Times, Bunbury Mail, Collie Mail, Esperance Express

  • ... and hundreds more!


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Access New Zealand

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Access New Zealand presents libraries with access to the largest full-text collection of newspapers from New Zealand available anywhere online. It features comprehensive news coverage across both the North and South Islands.


This one-of-a-kind collection features access to more than 110 titles from local community newspapers through to major titles, such as The New Zealand Herald, The Dominion Post, The Press and Waikato Times. More than half of the newspapers in the database are unique to NewsBank and are unavailable from any other source.


To assist users in conducting long-term research, Access New Zealand features extensive backfiles, with coverage for most titles extending as early as the 1990s and 2000s through to the present day.

Access New Zealand includes the full text of all news articles, as well as additional sections such as business, sport, editorials, reviews, and much more. With the exception of classifieds, images and advertisements, the entire contents of each newspaper are included, providing libraries with an unmatched research tool.

Content Highlights:

  • The New Zealand Herald

  • The Dominion Post

  • The Press (Christchurch)

  • Waikato Times

  • Otago Daily Times

  • The Southland Times

  • Hawkes Bay Today

  • Taranaki Daily News

  • Bay of Plenty Times

  • Manawatu Standard

  • The Nelson Mail

  • The Timaru Herald

  • The Northern Advocate

  • Wanganui Chronicle

  • The Daily Post (Rotorua)

  • ... and much, much more!

Access World News


Access World News: Research Collection is an unparalleled collection for academic libraries, featuring full-text content from over 9,000 news sources across six continents, many only available online exclusively through NewsBank.


Designed in collaboration with academic librarians, this online news solution supports a wide range of academic disciplines, including politics, international relations, economics, business, education, journalism, English, history, environmental studies, sociology and more.


Providing easy access to half a billion current and archived articles, Access World News: Research Collection enables faculty and students alike to maximise their research potential. The collection’s unmatched depth and comprehensive coverage assists with background research, comparative and content analysis, class discussions, debates and research papers. Users are able to track an event or topic over time and can compare issues both chronologically and geographically.


Access World News: Research Collection contains all news sources from Access Australia and Access New Zealand, plus thousands more from around the globe, providing users with access to an unparalleled range of local, national, regional and international information over the past 30 years through to the current day.


Content Highlights:

  • Australasia: all titles from Access Australia and Access New Zealand

  • Asia: Republika (Indonesia), Straits Times (Singapore), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Shanghai Daily (China), The Times of India, The Hindu (India)

  • Africa: Mail & Guardian (South Africa), The Guardian (Nigeria)

  • Europe and the UK: The Times of London (UK), The Guardian (UK), Le Monde Diplomatique (France), Die Welt (Germany)

  • Middle East: Dar al-Hayat (Lebanon), Jerusalem Post (Israel)

  • North America: USA Today, Daily News (New York, USA)

  • South America: O Globo (Brazil), La Republica (Peru)

  • ... and thousands more!


Video Tutorial – How to Use Access World News:


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