News sources in Nexis are primarily mass market newspapers, news wire services, and business/economics magazines. Click on "News," then on "World News." Use the drop-down menu under "Source" to select news sources from one of the regional groupings: "North/South America," "European," "Asia/Pacific," and "Middle East/Africa." Nexis includes some news sources from outside the regional designations anyway, but most will be from the region selected.
In formatting your search, be aware that "Keyword" only searches the headline and lead paragraph(s) of articles. "Additional Terms" searches the full text.
If you know Dutch, French, German, Italian or Spanish, you may also want to try the "Non English Language News Sources."
Global NewsBank covers Africa, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Pacific Rim, Central and South America and the Middle East, particularly international developments related to politics, economics, science & technology, culture and business. The full-text news articles are from more than 1,500 international sources, including translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, wire services, newspapers, periodicals and government documents.
For best searching, go to the "Customized" (advanced) search screen and click on the "Browsable Fields" section "topics." "Topics" are subject headings used by the database, and if you find relevant ones, the articles you turn up will definitely be on that topic or topics, rather than just having the term(s) somewhere in the articles. POVERTY is one of the "Topics," and so are WOMEN, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, GIRLS, GENDER BIAS, and SEX DISCRIMINATION and country names and regions. You could, for example put a search in the "browsable fields" first box as follows:
POVERTY AND MEXICO AND (WOMEN OR GIRLS)
This is a links page maintained by Memorial Library to news sources, primarily those available freely on the Internet. Click on "Worldwide News Collections," and try some of the links to collections. Within the collections follow the directions to select a country or region or do a word search, if these features are available.
This is the section of the UW-Madison Libraries' website with links to many many more databases. Most lead to scholarly articles, fewer to current news sources.
CWI provides full-text access to journals, newsletters, reports, pamphlets, bibliographies, fact sheets, and other material on a broad array of women and gender-related issues around the world from women's organizations and other sources.
For best searching, find term(s) from the drop-down menu under "Subject Area" and countries and regions from the drop-down menu under "Geo Region." If your topic is not one of those in "Subject Area," put it in the "Full text" search box, but to cut down on instances where your term occurs, but the article is not really "about" that term, try a search restricted to "Title and Enhanced Title" before you search the "Full text and Citation." Don't use WOMEN as a search term as the whole database is about women.
This is a webpage listing some online women's news sources with suggestions how to use them effectively for your class assignment, including searching their archives (back files). The news sources listed are also on a longer page, Women's Media, Communication, and News Sources, maintained by the UW System Women's Studies Librarian as part of her general website on women's studies resources. (The top section, "Up-to-date News Sources," is the same as the "Women's News Sources" page, but without the suggestions.) Another section of her site links to additional women-focused magazines and newsletters with web presences, which is interesting to browse, but the amount of content and type of material varies widely among the publications linked.
Especially the links for Women and Development, including such organizations as the International Labour Organization, the Institute for Development Studies, the United Nations (clicking on this leads to several parts of the UN site that relate to women and gender), Women-in-International-Development Program at Michigan State (click on "Resources," then on "Internet Resource Guide" to find links to relevant organizations, arranged by region), the World Bank, and advocacy groups such as Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing.
Start with keyword or guided keyword searches. These search modes will look for your terms anywhere in the cataloging record, including contents notes for anthologies.
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Go to the UW System Women's Studies Librarian's homepage.
Phyllis Holman Weisbard, UW System Women's Studies Librarian
Email wiswsl at (replace with "@") library.wisc.edu