Penrith City Library - Online Resources
Newspapers and Magazines
Keesings World News Archive online, 1931- current [Newspaper-Magazine Database]
Since 1931 Keesings has collected news reports on a daily basis from all over the world in a wide range of languages. This database comprises the full archive of over 95,000 news articles. Events accurately recorded, and objectively places within it's immediate and historical context, the world's most significant political, social and economic events by the end of the month following that in which they occurred. Among the events covered are - elections and changes of government - wars, treaties, appointments, and diplomacy - terrorism and issues of internal security - legislation, budgets, economic developments and international agreements - actions by the UN and other international organisations - natural disasters - environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.
The Sydney Morning Herald archives [Newspaper-Magazine Database]
The Sydney Morning Herald Digital Archive contains 820,000 pages in almost 13,000 issues from January 1st, 1955 to December 31st, 1990. Contents are fully text searchable and reflect the full context and layout of each page as it was originally published. All articles, captions and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published. Search birth, death and marriage notices and explore Australia's history through the big stories of the day. [N.B. this product is only accessible at Penrith City Library branches - not available remotely]
NewsBank Newspapers: Australia and the World [Newspaper Database]
This online newspaper archive gives complete full-text content of more than 100 local, regional, national and International newspapers. A selection of searchable International newspapers are available including newspaper titles from North America - South America - Africa - Europe - United Kingdom - Asia - Australia - Oceania. Includes Western Sydney region newspapers, The Penrith Press - Mt Druitt Standard - Blacktown Advocate - Fairfield Advance - Liverpool Leader - Parramatta Advertiser.
Australia NZ Reference Centre [and] MasterFILE Premier [Ebsco Database].
The Australian NZ Reference Centre includes leading Australian and international newspapers and journals in full text; Masterfile Premier a multidisciplinary database designed for public libraries, provides full text for more than 1,730 general reference publications, full text biographies and a large Image Collection including photos, maps and flags. The database has a visual search as well as a large range of images and video clips.
APA-FT Australian Public Affairs [Informit Plus Text Databases]
APA-FT Australian Public Affairs. Covers current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences and is produced by the National Library of Australia. It has full text articles from 1995 onwards and an Index from 1978 onwards.
Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre [Electronic Bibliographic Database]
A full text online database designed to provide students with a series of articles and essays that present multiple sides of a current issue with a balance of materials from all viewpoints. It provides Australian and New Zealand content. Includes essays, full text articles from leading political magazines (from both sides of the aisle), and newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.
Academic Search Elite [Ebsco Database]
Contains full text for more than 1,850 publications, including nearly 1,300 peer-reviewed journals, and many scholarly monographs. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. This online database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more. The database has a visual search as well as a large range of images.
MasterFILE Premier [Ebsco Database]
Provides access to abstract and many full texts of articles from Australian and International journals and newspapers. The database has a visual search as well as a large range of images and video clips. It provides full text for more than 1,730 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
National Geographic [Digital Database]
National Geographic Virtual Library has a complete online archive of all the National Geographic Magazines from the first edition of October 1888 to the present edition. Books and videos published by National Geographic are also included. It has a handy topic search as well as an image search. The cross-searchable collection of magazine articles, books, maps, images and videos makes this an invaluable online resource for both students and general interest readers.