World News Connection database now available

Syracuse University Library now hosts a campus-wide subscription to the international news media monitoring database known as World News Connection (formerly known as FBIS). This news database can be accessed by S.U. affiliated students, faculty, staff by entering the title in the Databases search box on Alternatively, use this direct URL, which is also suitable for embedding by faculty into course websites, Blackboard, etc.:

About World News Connection®***

New information is entered into WNC hourly within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast. World News Connection® (WNC) is an online news service, that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information.

Particularly effective in its coverage of local media sources, WNC provides you with the power to identify what really is happening in a specific country or region. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.

The material in WNC is provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Open Source Center (OSC), a U.S. government agency. For over 60 years, analysts from OSC’s domestic and overseas bureaus have monitored timely and pertinent open-source materials, including gray literature. Uniquely, WNC allows you to take advantage of the intelligence gathering experience of OSC.

The information is obtained from full text and summaries of newspaper articles, websites, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. New information is entered into WNC hourly every day. Generally, this information is available within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast.

For more information about World News Connection, or other SU Library news and media databases, contact public communications and political science subject specialist librarian, Michael Pasqualoni at (315) 443-3715

***Source: World News Connection Website

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