Looking for resources? Use Library Search

Answered By: Joanna Wilson
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2018     Views: 16

Searching Newsstand is very straightforward, but here are a few hints and tips that may be useful -

Getting Started

Most students start with the search box on the home screen.

Unless you change it, you will be using the Basic Search option. This will look for a match for your search terms in a number of places within each article and it’s a good starting point. 

However, because Newsstand contains millions of newspaper articles, for many subjects you may need to use Advanced Search,  to find more relevant results.

This will allow you to switch from Basic search to a Keyword search - as well as giving lots of other search options.

Advanced Search

Enter your search terms, using as many lines as you need. (Don’t use too many – the more terms you add, the more articles you exclude because they don’t meet all your criteria).

Use the Advanced Search option for the following - 

Find articles within a particular newspaper

Enter your search terms as usual, but also use the More Options section below, and include the newspaper title in the relevant box.

Search newspapers from a particular country e.g.UK newspapers.

Use the country name within a search line. Change the search field to Publication Country. 

If you are uncertain about a country’s name (e.g. USA or United States) you can check by switching to Publication Search and looking at the Country of Publication list. Then return to Advanced Search.

Improve your search - use the filters

Once you have completed a search, use the filters on the right-hand side to focus the search on exactly what you are looking for.