Project Description

Your SIS link to current affairs and news updates

(Ask your librarian for log-in details)

Watch out for TOK and Learner Profile links – articles are marked and searchable by topic too

The Newseum website features around 2,000 newspaper front pages from around the world.


The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has a digital library containing over 4 million documents which was established in 1997. Here you can search books, manuscripts, images, sound files and newspapers. Some content is free to access, and whilst it is all in French, there are English search tools to help you navigate.

The ‘Papers Past’ site is part of the National Library of New Zealand. The pages are free and available to anyone who wishes to search the archive of periodicals and newspapers covering the period from 1839 to 1945.

Both Australian and New Zealand newspapers are featured.  Much of the news relates to British topics too, so the site can also be a good way to get a new perspective on British news,

Sign up for off-site access to the Financial Times

“The Conversation Global launched as a pilot project in September 2016. The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

Our team of professional editors work with experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.

Access to independent, high-quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations.

We have introduced new protocols and controls to help rebuild trust in journalism. All authors and editors sign up to our Editorial Charter.” 

(Taken from The Conversation’s own website above “Who We Are”. Accessed 12.09.2019)

There is a link to a short video here explaining about the background to “The Conversation” below

Trove you find and use resources relating to Australia. It collects content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations.

You can find a short video about it here: