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Alternate name(s):NewsBank
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July issues of some newspapers not available. Refer to the Library's Systems Status post for more details and updates as they become available.

Explore more than 730 influential Australian news sources from every state and territory covering the 1980s to the present day. Fully searchable text includes articles, editorials, obituaries, classifieds and more. Includes The Age (1991— ), Herald Sun (1999— ), The Australian (1998— ), Australian Financial Review (1987— ) and many local newspapers and news websites.

Coverage varies between titles. Mostly text only. Full-image format available for recent major newspapers.

Note: download limits apply.

Spotlight Discover more about this resource in our Online Collection Spotlight: Access Australia by NewsBank blog post.

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Alternate name(s):The Age Digital Editions (2006— ); Sydney Morning Herald Digital Editions (2006— )
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Secondary students

Browse complete newspaper content including ads and images, usually up to today’s edition.

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Alternate name(s):Gale General OneFile
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Browse international and Australian coverage of full-text news and journal articles on a wide range of topics across all subjects, plus encyclopaedias and reference ebooks.

  • Australian content rich
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Search Australian magazines, journals and newspapers on all topics including public affairs, law, education, business, engineering, health, families and humanities.

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  • Recommended for VCE students
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Secondary students

Search full-text scholarly journals on all subjects published from 1700 up until 1–5 years ago. Articles published before 1923 in United States journals, or before 1870 elsewhere, are freely accessible.

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Alternate name(s):formerly known as PressDisplay
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Secondary students

Top local Australian newspapers, including Herald Sun, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), and The Courier Mail (Brisbane), are now available on PressReader!

Top local Australian Newspapers now on PressReader

View the complete content of over 6000 current newspapers and popular magazines from 97 countries, including ads, images and tables. Access is usually to the last 3 months of issues, but coverage varies.

Please note: The Library Card (Library or Group) Sign In feature is not available on the State Library's subscription.

  • Access from home with Library membership
  • Recommended for VCE students
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Access from home with State Library membership
Secondary students

Access a huge range of international and Australian content on business, education, humanities, medicine, social sciences, science and technology topics.

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