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LIB130 Locating New Resources


 Brief Description:

This workshop demonstrates how to search databases like WiseNews, LexisNexis Academic, Factiva, South China Morning Post, etc. for news articles. Free online news resources are also discussed. Hand-on practice is available.

Aims: To equip students with skills on locating news articles from various resources.

Duration: 60 min.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training session, students will be able to:

  • use key databases (Wisenews, Factiva & LexisNexis) to search for news.
  • identify useful new resources in various formats (electronic, print & microform)
  • select the most appropriate resources to retrieve relevant news.

Teaching Method

  • In-class presentation
  • With student interaction
  • Hands-on practice


  • In-class questions
  • After-class feedback

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