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Newspapers and news sources: Current News

A guide to finding newspapers, news magazines and news sources. It details both current and historical sources that you can access through the University Library or on the web.

Informit TV News

Informit TV News contains news and related current affairs stories and documentaries broadcast by free-to-air networks. Coverage is from September 2007 onwards, and videos are searchable by subject, date or program title. Access Informit TV News via OneSearch.


Did you know? You have access to a wide range of current local, national and international newspapers through our PressReader subscription:

  • Guardian Australia
  • The Washington Post
  • The Straits Times

You can also access a number of popular magazine titles, such as Vogue, The Monthly, and Vanity Fair through PressReader - perfect weekend reading!

Free PressReader app for iPads, tablets and smart phones can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play.

The PressReader app will automatically detect our UWA subscription when you are on campus.

When you are off campus, you will need to connect to the UWA VPN UniConnect to access our UWA subscription in the PressReader app. 

UWA VPN instructions for students

UWA VPN instructions for staff

RSS Feeds

Many news sites offer RSS feeds to help you stay current. You'll find a small selection of them below.

If you're having trouble, or aren't certain what RSS is, check out our page on keeping up to date with RSS.

How to access popular newspapers in OneSearch

The UWA Library subscribes to a number of online newspaper databases which are accessible via the Advanced Search screen in OneSearch.

Simply search for newspapers and limit the Resource Type to Databases to generate a browsable list of newspaper databases.



 Gives access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more. The broad range of content provides local insight and global perspective on business issues and current events – especially with regard to research requiring current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.

It includes: 

  • National, international and regional newspapers--current content and archives (e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, El Pais, The Financial Times, The Guardian, etc.)
  • Magazines, journals and trade publications (e.g., Forbes, Newsweek , etc.)
  • Newswires (e.g., AFP, Reuters, Dow Jones, etc.)
  • TV or radio podcasts (e.g., BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox , etc.)
  • Major news and business information websites, blogs and message boards
  • Company reports
  • Photo agencies (e.g., Reuters, Knight Ridder, etc.)
  • Materials on the EUR-Lex website, giving access to the law of the European Union

Learn to use Factiva efficiently using the guide link provided under the next tab.

Access the Factiva Database through this OneSearch record link

University Researched News

The Conversation offers research-informed in-depth analysis and debate on issues affecting our world curated by professional editors. There are a number of different editions from the global university community. 

Contact for support

Email your questions to our friendly library staff.


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Sources for business news?

For more business news resources, use the Advanced search in OneSearch to search for business news and limit the Resource Type to Databases.

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