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Lowther Hall Nora Collisson Centre (Library): NewsBank: Access Australia: Victoria

Introduction to NewsBank

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

We currently subscribe to Access Australia: Victoria, which provides full access to Image Replica editions of The Age, The Sunday Age and The Herald Sun, in addition to other local newspapers from across Victoria. Click on the buttons to the right to search NewsBank, or to read The Age or The Herald Sun newspapers.


Access Informtaion: You will be able to access NewsBank while connected to the Lowther Hall internet network. If you would like access while offsite or in Remote Learning, please visit our Remote Learning Guide for access information and off-site passwords.

Vidoe: How to Conduct a Basic Search on NewsBank

Video: How To Conduct an Advanced Search on NewsBank

Please note: our current subscription only provides access to news sources from Victoria, Australia, therefore searching by country will not bring up global news items. Please let us know if having access to global news sources is something you are interested in.

Quick Links

NewsBank Searching Tips

Quotation Marks

  • Use quotation marks around two or more search words to find articles that include a specific phrase.

Example: A search for “global warming” will find items containing that exact phrase.

Wildcards

  • Use wildcards when you are unsure of spelling or when you want to include multiple forms of a word.
  • Use an asterisk (*) to include multiple letters and forms of a word.

Example: A search on Petr*us will find all the items containing Petraeus or Petraus

(a great help for searching despite variations in spelling)

Example: A search on truck* will also search world such as trucks, truckstop, trucking, etc

  • Use a question mark (?) to replace a single letter in a word.

Example: A search on wom?nwill find items containing woman or women

Example: A search for g??se will find items containing goose or geese