Credible News at Your Fingertips

NewsBank’s Special Reports on our Access World News database (find the link on our databases page) will help you gain a better insight into current global issues and events. Each of the 60+ special reports features current and retrospective coverage with new articles added daily. Access them from the left side bar on the menu page.

September Topics

  • Natural Disasters
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • 9/11 Anniversary
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 – 10/15)
  • Constitution Day (9/17)
  • Health – World Alzheimer’s Month
  • Education Around the World



NewsBank Special Reports on Access World News Database

  Are you a news junkie? Want to dig deeper to gain better insight about current global issues and events? Check out NewsBank’s Special Reports on the Library’s Access World News database for articles, images, videos, maps, and other content grouped under specific topics and themes.

September 2015 Topics and Monthly Themes

  • U.S. Presidential Campaign – 2016
  • 9/11 Anniversary
  • World Economics – Covering the Global Economic Markets
  • Education Around the World
  • Constitution Day – September 17
  • World Health – World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events

  • Terrorism and Conflict Natural Disasters
  • Issues in the News
  • World Environment
  • World Politics and Government

Check it out!

NewsBank Adds Video Content


Check out the latest enhancement to NewsBank, one of the library’s databases.  NewsBank offers access to 100 million+ U.S. and international newspaper articles and has now added video news content.

Users can:

  • Play news videos within the NewsBank interface, in the same space used to display text articles
  • Select specific videos from a comprehensive results lists that also includes NewsBank articles, or restrict the search to “video only”
  • Access recent and archived news videos
  • Email links of specific videos to friends, or embed them in presentations


This new content will be added in stages. A short advertisement that can be immediately closed by users will appear prior to each video. Please note that a free Flash plug-in is required to play these videos and can be downloaded.  Your default settings will not be affected in any way.



Note:  If you access the library’s databases from a non-campus computer, you will be prompted to authenticate with your library card number (barcode number on the back of your BSC photo ID) and your password (your last name).