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  1. Using Databases for Media, Public Relations & Journalism Alison Scott Liaison Librarian – Arts, Humanities & Creative Enterprise

  2. Using Databases for Media, PR & Journalism Library Databases • Newspaper Source Plus (Ebscohost) • Factiva • Media Directory • Australian Public Affairs – Full Text (APA-FT) (Informit)

  3. Using Databases for Media, PR & Journalism • Newspaper Source Plus(Ebscohost) provides full-text access to major newspapers and news wire services from around the world. • It is US-focused, so Australian sources are considered “International Sources”. • Use Australia* as a search term to limit results to Australian content. • Dates may be in US format mm-dd-yy.

  4. Using Databases for Media, PR & Journalism • FactivaAn interdisciplinary news, current affairs and research database, including full text of all major Australian newspapers, except: • Australian Financial Review – abstracts only • Business Review Weekly – abstracts only (We do hold print subscriptions to these) • Mostly plain text editorial, i.e. not photos or advertising. • Also contains company information.

  5. Using Databases for Media, PR & Journalism • Media DirectoryProvides contact details for most Australian media outlets. (N.B. CQUniversity Library no longer subscribes to Margaret Gee's Media Guide.)

  6. Using Databases for Media, PR & Journalism • Australian Public Affairs – Full Text(APA-FT) (on Informit) • Australian sources in the social sciences and humanities, including social, cultural and political issues, the environment and government policy. - index from 1978, full text from 1995. • Until about 2000, APAIS indexed all feature articles in major metropolitan newspapers, however in the last few years less newspaper content is included due to its availability in other databases.