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Our Indexing Service

Newscan provides several indexes to suit the needs (and budgets) of the schools and libraries that use our services across Australia.

Newscan indexes are clear and simple to use. Even junior and middle secondary students have no trouble utilising these valuable resources.

All of the Newscan Indexes

  • Are provided as an online searchable database but can also be printed out as alphabetical index booklets either weekly or monthly.
  • Are updated weekly.
  • Use SCIS subject headings with cross references.
  • Can be searched by author, title, subject or date.
  • Direct the user to the text of the articles in the newspaper collection belonging to your organisation.
  • Have some articles with text attached through hyperlinks.
  • Have the most recent articles appearing first in the database search.
  • Are extremely comprehensive with excellent coverage of topics in the news.
  • Are password protected. (You can select your own password.)

Newscan Newspaper Index

At present this index covers major daily newspapers from Victoria and NSW:

The Australian, The Age, The Herald Sun, The Sydney Morning Herald and selections of the Daily Telegraph. Also included are Time Magazine and, from Term 2, 2008, The Business Review Weekly.

Features:
  • Also provides access to our popular Hot Topics. This feature is a list of topics currently in the news along with useful websites and a summary of the issue. The most relevant articles have been selected (including opinion pieces, letters, etc.) and all these articles have hyperlinks to the text.
  • Includes links to some other Australian newspaper articles through Hot Topics.
  • The database is set up to provide users with access to the newspapers of their own state (although access to all newspapers is easily obtained through modifying the search parameters).

Newscan Magazine Index

List of magazines included:
  • Art & Australia
  • Australian Geographic
  • Australasian Science
  • Business Review Weekly
  • Cosmos
  • Current Environmental Issues
  • Current Social Issues
  • Ecodate
  • Economist
  • Family matters
  • Habitat
  • Issues
  • Literature Base
  • Magpies
  • Metro
  • National Geographic
  • New Internationalist
  • New Scientist
  • Reading Time
  • Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Scientific American
  • Screen Education
  • TechLife
  • The Big Issue
  • Time
Features:
  • Yearly index provided.
  • Appropriate for every state in Australia.

Newscan Magazine and The Australian Newspaper Index

Features:
  • Suitable for every state in Australia as it includes the complete Magazine Index and adds an index to The Australian newspaper.
  • Also provides access to our popular Hot Topics. This feature is a list of topics currently in the news with useful websites and a summary of the issue. The most relevant articles have been selected (including opinion pieces, letters, etc.) and all these articles have hyperlinks to the text.
  • Includes links to some other Australian newspaper articles through Hot Topics.

Newscan Magazine/Newspapers Combination Index

  • Includes all the features of both the Magazine and Newspaper Indexes.
  • Can search the Magazine Index separately, or search as one combined index.