Saturday, February 20, 2010

Trial Access to NewsBank's Access World News: Research Collection Until May 30

The Access World News: Research Collection from NewsBank provides full-text and video content from an extensive number of global and U.S. news sources. Among the source types available in the database are:

  • 3,538 Newspapers
  • 440 Newswires
  • 219 Broadcast Media Transcript Sources
  • 210 Business and Legal Journals
  • 183 Blogs
  • 145 Broadcast Media Video Sources
  • 110 Magazines
  • 58 Web-Based News Sources
  • 55 College and University Newspapers
  • 38 Business and Industry Newsletters

Updated daily, the database currently contains over 200 million articles. Approximately half of the 3,000+ newspaper sources in the database contain archival backfiles extending beyond five years. The interface provides easy-to-use search and browse functionality, including an ability to restrict searches to specific geographical areas, source types, and sources. NewsBank is providing the Cheng Library with trial access to the database from now until May 30. Please contact Richard Kearney ( / 973-720-2165) if you have any comments or questions about the Access World News: Research Collection.

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