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Staying Current: keeping up-to-date

Keep up-to-date with new research in your area with journal and book alerts, RSS Feeds, TOC Alerts and Conference Alerts.

 Newspapers , TV + Radio staying current suggestions

You can stay aware of what is reported in the news using a range of simple methods as listed here.

  1. Set a newspaper alert using Australia & New Zealand News Stream (Proquest)
  2. Set a news alert using Nexis Uni (Lexis Nexis)
  3. Bookmark a channel of interest via The Pursuit
  4. Set a feed for one of the channels via The Conversation
  5. Bookmark the University of Melbourne Newsroom page
  6. Explore Informit TV News

1. Australia & New Zealand Newsstream (Proquest)


ProQuest Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Newsstand offers access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers. ANZ Newsstand provides the very latest local, regional and national news.

2. Nexis Uni (Lexis Nexis)

Nexis Uni provides quick comprehensive access to legal, business news, market insight, biographies and public records in a single location. Content includes print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires, and blogs

Setting alerts using Nexis Uni

  1. Access Nexis Uni - University of Melbourne users are automatically assigned a profile when accessing this via SSO
  2. Enter a search via the basic or advanced search form. Be as specific as possible to effectively lead you to the best results.
  3. Focus your search to either of these content types: News; Companies; Legal; or People
  4. Set date range to your requirements
  5. Set the search as a alert. Settings for Overview; Monitor (types of content); Delivery (start + end dates and frequency); Sharing with others

View the following video to guide you.

3. The Pursuit

For ‘cutting-edge research, expert commentary and stories well told – at a time when you need them’ - The Pursuit

Bookmark one of the following Pursuit channels:

  • Animals, Food & You
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Design
  • Go figure
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Humanities
  • Inside Business
  • Learning & Teaching
  • Legal Affairs
  • Music, Arts & Screen
  • Public Affairs
  • Science Matters
  • Under the microscope

Available Podcasts:

  • Eavesdrop on ideas
  • The Policy Shop
  • Eavesdrop on experts

We suggest you sign up for a weekly email digest via Pursuit.

4. The Conversation

The Conversation articles are written by academics and researchers under a free Creative Commons licence, allowing reuse without modification

Setting The Conversation feeds

  1. Go to The Conversation
  2. Sign up as a reader or sign in if you have done this before
  3. Follow one/more of these channels:
    • Arts + Culture
    • Books + Ideas
    • Business + Economy
    • Education
    • Environment + Energy
    • Health
    • Politics + Society
    • Science + Technology
  4. Find a list of available feeds to follow

5. University of Melbourne Newsroom

Bookmark UOM Newsroom for news, research and experts from the University of Melbourne.


6. Informit TV News

TVNews indexes Australian television news, current affairs and selected documentaries from the free-to-air networks. TVNews is updated daily


The easiest way to find current TV News content via the Informit platform is to access TV News and follow the steps provided below.

Setting TV News RSS feeds

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