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INTRNAR 200: Issues and Inquiry in International Studies: Finding News

An online course guide for finding library and online resources for use with International Studies 200

News Databases

ProQuest Global Newsstream

Access to some publications from around the world, including The Guardian.

Nexis Uni

Search for news from around the country and the world with the database's coverage of major news sources. On the main search page use the "Search in all News" box. Search tips are available at top left of this page. You can browse for particular publications by clicking Menu and selecting "All Sources" on the top left. You can limit to the News category, and then limit to a location (e.g., International). Click the i for a source to learn more about it. Click a title, and then click to add it as a filter for your search.

Al Jazeera - Al Jazeera English is headquartered in Doha, Qatar. It's also on Facebook.

BBC News: World  -  The BBC is a public service broadcaster in the UK.

Economist.com (The Economist) - Read the latest global economic news from a European perspective. What is The Economist? Read how it explains itself.

Le Monde (France) - Daily newspaper, in French.

The Telegraph (UK)

 

Onlinenewspapers.com provides access to all of these titles, and many more:

China Daily (Beijing) 

People's Daily (Beijing)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

Japan Times

Moscow News

Polit.ru

The Saint Petersburg Times

The Jerusalem Post

Ha'Aretz (Israel)

The Observer (UK)

The Telegraph (UK)

Times of London

Le Figaro (France)

Le Monde Diplomatique (France)

The Munich Times

The Buenos Aires Herald

Peruvian Times

The Daily Journal  (Venezuela)

El Bolivarense (Venezuela)

ProQuest Search Tips

Use these commands in ProQuest Global Newsstream to search within publications:

AND requires both search words to appear, e.g., clinton AND trump

OR allows either or both search words to appear, e.g., clinton OR trump

NOT excludes a word, e.g., clinton NOT trump

Use " " around an exact phrase, e.g., "electoral college"

An asterisk (*) on a word stem accepts any endings, e.g., politic* will find politics, political, politician, etc.

ProQuest automatically searches within full text, so you may want to use some "proximity" commands between search words to control how far apart they can be:

NEAR/# requires search words to be within your specified # number of words of each other, e.g., campaign* NEAR/5 president*

Use () to group OR'd words in a complex search also containing AND, e.g., (campaign* OR debate* OR speech*) AND (clinton OR trump) AND immigra*

Nexis Uni Search Tips

Use the search box(s) on the initial database page, or click "Advanced Search" and then "Select a specific content type" and make choices from the menu that displays.

Truncate: Use !  OR * for any number of characters at the end of a word/stem, e.g., child! finds children, child, child’s, childhood, etc.

Wild Card: Use ? for one character at the end of a word/stem or somewhere within a word, e.g, wom?n retrieves woman or women

Phrases: Put in quotation marks "  "

Special commands to use between search terms (or use the drop-down choices):

·   AND: both search terms MUST be found (they don’t have to be an exact phrase)

·   OR: at least one term MUST appear (use for synonyms)

·   /S: the words or phrases appear within the same sentence (within about 25 words of each other)

·   /P: the words or phrases appear within the same paragraph (within about 75 words of each other)

·   /#: words or phrases in the same document in any order; the maximum word count between the two words/phrases is specified by #, which can be any number up to 255

·   PRE/#: finds both words or phrases in the same document. The first word/phrase must be in front of the second word/phrase. The maximum word count between the two words/phrases is specified by #, which can be any number up to 255.

·   AND NOT: exclude words or phrases from the answer set: Example: IRA AND NOT Irish. Use this connector as only the last one in a search. It has a negative impact on everything that follows it.