Using Newsbank Products

Find a Topic
    No idea what to write about?  Newsbank has a whole section that might help.  This short video (62 seconds!) will show you how to use it.

Hot Topics
Each month, NewsBank organizes important news events into subject areas.  Hot Topics  includes descriptions of the event, questions to further explore the event, and search strings that can be used in your NewsBank resource, all in a 40 second video.

Special Reports
Similar to Hot Topics, Special Reports organizes information into monthly subject areas.  Special Reports will include older information, pictures, videos, etc when relevant, however.  This 2 1/2 minute video demonstrates how to find and use this feature.

Newsbank World News
We have access to the student edition of this database. This 3 minute video will show you how to access, search, and limit to find current relevant information. Learn how to search and locate different types of news content, including videos, transcripts, and online-only content.

America's Historical Newspapers 1690-2000
     This 1 1/2 minute video shows you how to search this database.

How to Create a Personal Newsbank Account
     NewsBank does not currently integrate into Google Apps for Education accounts.  Learn how to create a personal account in your NewsBank resource so you can save documents for later, see your recent searches, and review your history. You can also create, update and change  email alerts to stay on top of breaking news subjects of interest.

How to Create an Alert
1 1/2 minute video on how to track a topic, place, or person. You can choose to have updated information delivered to your inbox every day or every week.