NewsBank: Electronic resources for Australian public libraries
Updated: Nov 8, 2021
How do your library patrons access the news?
Access to news information is critical in today's world. The news can shape and influence the society in which we live, as well as play an important role in our economy and our political discourse.
NewsBank offers electronic resources to public libraries to assist patrons with access to news information.
New Image Editions from NewsBank
In a game-changer for news databases, NewsBank is thrilled to announce the introduction of Image Editions for:
The Sydney Morning Herald +The Sun-Herald 21 August 2018 – today
The Age + The Sunday Age 21 August 2018 – today
The Canberra Times 17 December 2018 – today
Backfiles start from the dates above and will build up daily on an ongoing basis; the back issues will not expire during an active subscription.
The Image Editions of these newspapers are now available as an optional extra with any 12-month subscription to NewsBank's Access Australia database:
Access Australia from NewsBank
Designed especially for public libraries, Access Australia offers web-based access to the largest full-text collection of Australian newspapers available anywhere online.
Access Australia provides patrons with text-based access to 37+ million articles from 580+ Australian newspapers, dating as early as the 1980s through to today. It includes:
major state and national titles, such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian
local, community and regional publications, like NewsLocal, Leader, Messenger, Quest and Community Newspapers
In addition, the database now features 200,000+ full-text obituaries and death notices from Fairfax's Australian newspapers, dating as early as 2011 through to today.
Take a look today!
We invite your public library to evaluate NewsBank's Access Australia, plus one of the new Image Editions, by requesting a free 30-day trial.
Simply contact email@example.com with your library's IP address(es) and we'll arrange a free 30-day trial open to both staff and patrons. A usage report will be provided at the conclusion of the trial.