Answered By: Colin Magee
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020     Views: 94

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NewsBank, (which features the Access World News database), is a database of over 10,000 different newspapers, and other news sources from Kentucky, the United States, and around the world.  Full-text coverage of local newspapers includes the Madisonville Messenger, the Henderson Gleaner, the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and the Kentucky Post.

 WHAT IT DOES:                               
NewsBank specializes in news articles, both current and archived.  Use it to find:
-News articles from Kentucky, including from the Madisonville Messenger
-News articles from around the United States
-News articles from around the world.



Use the search box to conduct a basic search.  You can also browse a list of “Suggested Topics” below the search box.  To access an alphabetical list of all the newspapers, click on “A-Z Source List” above the search box.

 Tips: Use “Or,” “And,” and “Not” to get different results.
School OR violence will get you all results containing “school” or “violence.”  More results.
School AND violence will get you all results containing “school” and “violence.”  Fewer results.
School NOT violence will get you all results containing “school” WITHOUT “violence.” Even fewer results.
“School violence” in quotation marks will treat your search as a phrase – both words together.




Because current news is usually more relevant to your search, the search results in Newsbank are sorted by newest.  You can change how the search results are sorted on the left side: Best match puts the most relevant articles at the top of the search results; Oldest, or Newest.

You can limit your search results by selecting a different facet on the left side:

Choose a range of dates for your search results.  You can use the date selector, which is a slider that will pick from a range of dates, or manually enter a date range.

Source type:
By default, you will see a mixture of different types of news articles in your search results.  You can select which publication type/source type you want in your search results.  For example: magazine, journal, audio, video, or specific types of news like college/university newspapers.


Clicking on an article will open it in either Full-text, or PDF (using Adobe Reader).  At the top, you can send the article through email, download it to your computer, or print the article.  Click on the quotation mark-C icon to access your bibliographic citation for the article.  You would cite the article using MLA if it is for English 101 or English 102, and you would cite the article using APA for other classes.

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