To conduct a basic search in NewsBank:
From the source page, you have the option to get citation information, email the source, print or download the document, save it to My Folder, or get the source link.
Watch the video below for a walkthrough of a basic search.
The "More Search Options" features serves as the database's advanced search function, which allows you to search multiple keywords at the same time and combine words and phrases. To use this feature:
Watch the video below for a demonstration on conducting an advanced search in NewsBank.
Using the Map
NewsBank has a map feature that allows you to browse sources by location. It can also be used to refine your search results. To use the map feature:
If you are new to using the map feature, watch the video below for a demonstration of the map function.
Filtering your search results makes finding relevant sources significantly faster, easier, and more efficient. While searching NewsBank, you have the following filters to assist you in your search:
Watch the video below to learn more about using filters and narrowing search results.
Once you conduct a basic or advanced search, there are several functions that let you access and share the search results in different ways.
Save Search lets you save searches you have conducted for future use. To save a search:
From there, you can view all of your saved search queries, saved articles, and saved alerts. Clicking on a search from the list conducts the search again. To delete a saved search, select the checkbox and click on the "delete" icon on the right side of the page.
My Saved Searches Page
The Create Alert feature lets you set up email alerts about specific search criteria. It is helpful when you want to receive updates on a particular search, especially if your initial search yielded few results. To set up an alert:
View the video below to see a demonstration on creating search alerts.
If you find a source that you would like to use in a paper or assignment, you can retrieve the citation information directly from NewsBank. To locate a source's citation information:
Watch the video below for a demonstration on retrieving citation information in NewsBank.
NewsBank allows you to email sources you have found to others. This is particularly useful for group projects and sharing sources with others. To email a source:
Watch the video below to learn how to share sources via email.
Print & Download
NewsBank allows you to download and print sources that you find, which can be very useful for managing your research. To download and print a document:
Print / Download Window (NewsBank)
Save to My Folder
The My Folder feature allows you to save sources that you find for future reference. You are not able to use this feature unless you create a My Folder account. For directions on creating an account, visit our My Folder Account page. Once you have created an account, you can begin saving sources. To save a source to My Folder:
From your saved articles folder, you have the option to retrieve citation information, share sources with others via email, download and print sources, or delete them from your folder. Watch the video below for more information on using My Folder.