14 January 2011

New e-Resource - World News Connection

We're very pleased to announce a subscription to World News Connection (WCN).

WNC is a valuable research database for monitoring and searching global current events and issues. It  includes unique editorial content from countries that have restricted information sharing with the rest of the world, and offers data back to 1995.  It is updated daily.

Content is compiled from thousands of translated non-U.S. media sources - newspaper articles, conference proceedings, TV and radio broadcasts, periodicals, reports, etc. - by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), a U.S. Government agency. 

overage includes business and economics, crime, health and medicine, humanitarian aid, military affairs, politics, science and technology, socioeconomic and environmental issues.

Links to the individual news sources in WCN are being added to SAULCAT. Off-campus access details will be publicised later.

NB: WCN complements our other existing news media subscriptions - CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online), Factiva, Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, Nexis (News and Business), and MideastWire.com

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