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How to Use NewsBank

Get the basics, how to cite, how to link to articles and more.

Get Started

In NewsBank you can:

  1. Search
  2. Browse for topics
  3. Use the Quick Links to go directly to the Galveston Daily News, Houston Chronicle, Texas News and more.

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Browse Suggested Topics

  1. Below the search box you'll find Suggested Topics.
  2. Click on a topic like Social Issues
  3. The category will open up below to show all available topics in the category. When you click on an issue like School Violence, NewsBank automatically runs a search to retreive all articles on that issue.

What's In It?

QuestionCurrent and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more in this collection of full text newspapers. Includes articles from Texas and US newspapers, newswires, news blogs, web published newspapers, transcripts from network news, major news magazines and some video.

Galveston Daily News & Houston Chronicle

You can access the Galveston County Daily News and Houston Chronicle online, 24/7 on or off campus from NewsBank. Here's how:

  1. From COM Library's home page Go Straight to the Good Stuff  box and hit Go.
  2. From the A-Z Databases page, use the By Subject pull down menu and choose News.
  3. You'll find direct links to both Galveston County Daily News and Houston Chronicle. 
  4. Click on the one you want to get started.

* About Recent Issues

The dates when articles appear in the recent issues in NewsBank varies from when published in the print versions of the newspapers, and may vary from paper to paper.

For instance, some news stories from the Galveston County Daily News may appear in NewsBank the day before they are published in print and Houston Chronicle stories reflect date published in print and are available from NewsBank one day later.

Special Features

  • Special reports that collect top news stories, video, images and more on topics like natural disasters and terrorism.
  • Transcripts from network news (60 minutes, CBS, Fox, NPR, PBS and mor).
  • Texas newspapers (Galveston Daily Sun, Houston Chronicle, and all over the state).
  • Major news magazines (The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Popular Science and more) 
  • Video (Associated Press, Center for Investigative Reporting, Mashable and more).