Access World News: Research Collection is a web-based resource featuring more than 6,400 newspapers, newswires, magazines, journals, blogs, transcripts, web-only content and videos from around the world. Updated daily, it includes both current and archived content.

Designed specifically for public library research, Access World News: Research Collection includes information from around the world about business, sports, health, the arts, the economy, social issues, education, politics and more. It provides both current and archived articles, allowing users to keep up-to-date on issues and events and to track trends over time. In addition, the broad range of coverage offers a wide range of viewpoints.

All content is accessible through a map-based interface that can be fully customised. The interface allows searching or browsing of a single title or searching across several or all titles. Search results can be easily viewed by date, newspaper or country. Access World News: Research Collection may also be searched along with Access UK and Ireland Newspapers. All content is available 24/7 from the library or remote locations.

How to subscribe

If you wish to subscribe, first take a look at the Model Licence.

For pricing information please use the contact details below quoting the Arts Council’s Reference Online:

Jenny Maxted
Telephone: 01803 299007
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Discounts for consortia are available. Current subscribers should contact NewsBank at 01803 299007 or    to discuss how the Arts Council/NewsBank agreement affects your renewal.