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News and Newspapers

Discover Australian and international news and newspaper resources


Welcome to the News and Newspapers Library Guide

This guide will help you access news from Australia and around the world.

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Today's News

Daily news - University subscriptions

These University subscriptions are easy-to-read daily news sources.
For other major newspapers check the Individual Newspapers sections in this guide.

Full access to the websites of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Financial Review is only available on campus or via VPN.
Full access to the online copy of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Financial Review is available on and off-campus.

Your favourite daily news

 Social Media

  • Use social media to follow your preferred news sources.
  • Check with your lecturers or tutors for recommendations.
  • Create separate social media accounts if you don't want news in with your personal feeds.


Australian & New Zealand News


Researching Australian Historic News?

The National Library of Australia's Digitised newspapers and more is one of the best resources for finding historical Australian news. Coverage varies, so it is important to check available dates.

Trove includes almost every major Australian newspaper (only limited content for The Age). You can limit your search by title, state or date range.

Coverage of The Age (1854–2000) and the Sydney Morning Herald (1831–2000) is available through the Australian Newspapers Collection (1831-2000).


Resource includes current articles  


News Databases - Australia

News databases - New Zealand 

Individual Newspapers - Australia

International News


undefinedResearching historical news across the globe?

This list is not comprehensive for historical newspapers digitized and freely available on the internet.


Resource includes current articles  


News Databases - US & Canada
Individual Newspapers - US & Canada
News databases - UK & Ireland
Individual Newspapers - UK & Ireland
  • Europeana (1618 to 1996) Search across newspapers from Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Serbia, Poland, Luxembourg
  • Tí newspapers and periodicals of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.

italy flag Italy

  • La Stampa (1867-2005) Italian language daily newspaper from Turin
  • Le Gazzetti Bolognesi (1647-1796) Political-military events from important Italian and European cities, digitized by the Archiginnasio Library

france flag icon France

  • La presse quotidienne dans Gallica (1823-1846) a selection of French newspapers, including Le Figaro (1826-1942); Le Temps (1861-1939) and others from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

russian flag icon Russia

  • Pravda Digital Archive Pravda ("Truth") was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party (1918-1991)


Fake News

What is fake news?
  • Fake news is a recent term used to cover a range of news items, particularly spread using social media.
  • For a detailed definition and examples check out this article by


Quick tips to identify fake news
  • The following video from (3:22) will give you some tips on spotting fake news. 


  • The following graphic has 8 quick tips for spotting fake news.


From the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

What is a fact checking site?
  • To combat fake news there are websites dedicated to investigating potential fake news articles and Fact Check sections of news sites.
  • Here's an example RSS feed

RSS feed - ABC Factcheck

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