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Eresource Trial: Access World News 2021

Do you enjoy reading news articles from around the world for research or personal interest?

Are you interested in seeing how a topic is reported around the globe?

access world news logoLibrary card holders have the opportunity to trial Access World News 2021 — the international edition of our hugely popular Access Australia NewsBank database of newspaper articles from Australia and now around the world.

‘Access World News: 2021 Edition sets a new standard for library research resources. With an unprecedented combination of global, regional and local news, including a unique merging of news formats (full-text articles, web-only content, PDF image editions), this resource meets the unique needs of communities, staff and patrons. Without training, users can easily select and search a single or multiple news sources across a state, region or country, or choose to search all the sources in the database.’

Would you like to help us by telling us what you think? The trial is only available until Friday 13 November 2020.

  • Browse over 12,000 international and Australian titles including:
    • The Australian
    • The Times (London)
    • Le Monde diplomatique (France)
    • The New Zealander
    • China Daily
    • Back issues of The New Yorker.
  • Search for specific topics, keywords, dates or locations across Australia and the world.
  • Explore Suggested topics where you can browse for articles on current topics and events.
  • Read articles in many languages.

Access World News 2021 has an easily accessible list of titles with publication location and date ranges in their A-Z Source List so you can quickly check what is available.

If you need some suggestions on where to get started, NewsBank also has a series of introductory and how-to videos on its YouTube channelHow to conduct a Basic Search is a great place to start.


If you’re looking for additional historical and current newspapers, you can find a range of other online newspaper resources on our eresources site.

Accessing Eresources

You can access our eresources in the Library, on a Library computer or with your own device connected to the Library’s free wi-fi.

Most eresources are also available outside of the Library, for New South Wales residents with a current Library card.

Don’t have a Library card?

Join here for access to this and many other amazing eresources!