Newspapers and news media

Find the right databases to research Australian and international news.

Please note

Library Search is not recommended for finding news and current affairs as the latest articles aren't available and it primarily contains US newspapers.

Australian news

Online newspapers

Australian Public Affairs Fulltext (APAFT) is a good source of opinion pieces, editorials and essays related to current issues in Australian political, economic, cultural and social affairs. As many of these articles are written by academics and policy experts in their area they are typically of higher quality than editorials and opinion pieces published in general newspapers.

Print newspapers

Major daily Australian newspapers are available in the newspaper reading area of all branch libraries. The print edition of newspapers are kept between one week and three months. Weekend editions are not delivered to the Library until Monday.

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Courier Mail Yes Yes Yes
Sunday Mail Yes Yes  
The Australian Yes Yes Yes
The Australian Financial Review Yes   Yes
The Sydney Morning Herald Yes Yes  
Koori Mail (fortnightly) Yes Yes  
Torres News Yes Yes  

Newspaper archives

Use these databases to find older news articles with historical significance:

  • Trove: Digitised newspapers and more
    Full-page scans of thousands of Australian newspapers going back to the 1800s. Most newspapers available in fulltext are older, our-of-copyright editions. However some newer content up to the mid 2000's is available.

TV news and current affairs

Sample programmes from TVNews:

International news

  • Quick search via ProQuest news databases - do a broad search of international and Australian news sources including newspapers and news wires.
  • Precision search using Factiva - searches thousands of local and international newspapers, trade journals and magazines. Detailed searching by company, industry, or region is possible. For example, to find Canadian articles from the last six months about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
    1. search for Justin Trudeau
    2. change the "Date" drop-down to In the last 6 months
    3. in "Region" browse to North America and select Canada
  • Browse:
    • Financial Times for international news with an emphasis on business and the economy
    • Times Higher Education for global higher education news and coverage, and to find world university rankings, news, opinions, features and book reviews