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Database Quick Guide - NewsBank: About NewsBank

News collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level.

NewsBank

This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.

NewsBank Special Reports

NewsBank's Special Reports focus on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms. New information is added daily to featured and current reports.
 
Special Reports can be accessed from the Quick Links box on the main search page or from the sidebar on the left under the More Options search page.

Link to NewsBank Database

NewsBank Hot Topics

NewsBank Hot Topics: Current research topics covering key global issues, and people about business, economics, crime, politics, science, health, sports, the arts and more.

Hot Topics can be accessed from the Quick Links box on the main search page or from the sidebar on the left when on the More Options search page.

Accessing Databases Through Atlas

The video below illustrates how to locate the library databases through Atlas. Note: For optimal viewing click the square in the lower right corner of the video to expand to full screen.

What are my Borrower ID and PIN?

If you reach the Valencia Database page through a link in Canvas or a professor's website instead of going through Atlas, you will be asked to enter a Borrower ID and pin number.

Your Borrower ID is the number on the back of your Valencia ID card. Most often, this number is your VID number. (On cards issued prior to August 12, 2008, you will see a 14-digit barcode number instead.) If you do not yet have a Valencia ID, enter your VID number as the Borrower ID.

Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID number.