Mar 9, 2018

Old News

Have you ever wanted to track down a local news article that you saw a while back, but forgot to cut and keep?

This, of course, is one of those little jobs where we at the library might be able to help. We have several resources to try if you're after old news articles from the 20th or late 19th century (from indexes of articles to microfilmed reels of old papers), but this post will focus on how you might go about searching for more recent articles, ones from this millennium.

Here are some of the special resources we offer: Newsbank Here you can search a browse local papers (as well as many others) including: -The Moonee Valley Weekly (2007-2013) -The Weekly Review (Moonee Valley) (2016-2018) -The Leader, Moonee Valley (2000-2017)

ANZ Reference Centre:
This makes these papers (amongst others) searchable: -The Moonee Valley Weekly (Nov 2010-May 2013) -The Leader, Moonee Valley (May 2009- Mar 2018)

To access Newsbank and ANZ Ref Centre, go to our Online Resources page, click on Newspapers and Magazines, and then click on the relevant button. If you're outside of the library, you'll also need to log in with your Moonee Valley library barcode number from your library card.

We also have some of the local papers since 2000 microfilmed and available at Sam Merrifield Library for use with the local history PC. However, as Newsbank and ANZ Ref Centre allow you to search and browse much more easily, I'd try them first.

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