Resource of the Month
Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features
a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting,
under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and
resources. You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on
this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a
workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
web-based resources which feature content from newspapers, newswires,
business journals, historical and scholarly documents, periodicals and
more. NewsBank's resources are used by researchers all over the world to
delve into contemporary and historical issues and events.
How Do I
There is a
link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources /
Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under
the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/databases/alphadatabase.htm#M).
If you are accessing NewsBank from off-campus you will be prompted to
enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication
I Use NewsBank?
and their archived content is ideal for tracking trends and issues.
NewsBank provides access to six Kansas newspapers including the Wichita
Eagle. It also provides regional news in the America's Newspapers
section and access to global news and perspectives in the Access World
News section. Special reports and "hot topics" are available for
use in your research. If you need a research topic this is a good
place to check.
is updated daily and features an intuitive search interface which allows
users to search individual or multiple titles by headline, date, author,
section, topic, name, relevance ranking and more. It provides more
years of archives than any other newspaper source. NewsBank has
the ability to track global issues, news and events.
No workshops are currently scheduled
more information on how to use NewsBank please contact Angie Paul,
Reference Librarian at
- Access the U.S. Congressional
Serials Set, 1817-1980
- Access to the Wichita Eagle and five
other Kansas newspapers and their archives
- Access to over 600 U.S. newspapers
- Access to over 500 international
newspapers with archives
- Keyword and date browsing
- Current event
assistance with NewsBank, contact Wichita State University Libraries'
Reference Desk (978-3584) or Angie Paul, Reference