NewsBank: Full-text resource goldmine

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS

As one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 35 years, NewsBank, Inc. offers students, publishers, researchers, military personnel and professionals of all background access to the top Web-based research products in the world.

With a diversity of media services including hosting, distribution and e-commerce, NewsBank Inc. “enables publishers to leverage their current and archived content online to generate additional revenue in established markets while driving more traffic and extending their brand,” according to their site, http://www.newsbank.com/.

Flexible, creditable and user-friendly, NewsBank operates at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. Not to mention, it’s Web-based access to current and archived full-text content from more than 2,000 newspaper titles, as well as newswires, transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications.

NewsBank is highly sought out especially through universities and publications as it provides authoritative digital editions of American historical collections that help students and scholars explore four centuries of history, culture and daily life. Along with resourceful sites like Lexis-Nexis, NewsBank offers a variety of leading content in both the news and legal worlds.

Essentially, “professionals from a wide variety of business and organizations can use NewsBank products to significantly enhance their research, while a wide range of researchers can easily purchase valuable content from more than 2,000 newspapers and other sources directly through NewsBank ‘s network of direct-to-consumer Websites,” said NewsBank officials on the company Web site.

Access to NewsBank is available to University of Miami students and faculty through the online databases section of the Richter Library Web site.

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