10 July 2014

New e-Resource - World News Connection Archive (1995-2013)

We now have permanent access to the World News Connection Archive (1995-2013), through East View. WCN is no longer available as an ongoing database, as it was discontinued by the provider. 

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.

Content was 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.

Coverage 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 will be added to SAULCAT. Off-campus access details will be publicised later. 

NB: the WCN Archive 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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