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Newspapers and Journals


Newspaper and journal articles are really useful resources, particularly when you need information about a specialised topic.

The most important thing to know when you're looking for newspaper articles is a date. If you have a specific date, like the day the Titanic sank, you're more likely to find useful articles quickly.

Articles from a wide variety of journals and newspapers are often organised in databases which are available online. These databases are compiled by publishers who make it their business to ensure the sources of information are reliable and authoritative.

Some useful newspaper and journal databases are:

  • PressDisplay - searchable database of many world newspapers for the last two months, with artcle view and full page view options
  • AusLit - information about Australian writers and writing from the 1780s to the present, including biographies and full-text articles.

Finding articles

You can access many newspaper and journal databases online via the State Library of NSW . The Library pays a fee to provide users with free access to these databases. Membership is required but it is free to residents of NSW.