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International Newsstream: Sample Searches

International Newsstream delivers news from throughout the globe, providing information from nearly 700 of the worlds top newspapers

Search International Newsstream

Links to International Newsstream

Please note that the links below will only work if you are authenticated to International Newsstream. For alternate methods of authentication and links to International Newsstream please see the documents in the Additional Materials page.

Sample Searches

Basic Search      

You need to locate information about recent unemployment in the Eurozone, in particular Greece. Type Unemployment into the Basic Search box or use the widget on the left.  

Note: The widget will only work if you are already authenticated to your organization’s Newsstream account. If it does not work, please login through your organization’s library to access Newsstream directly. If you have questions about accessing your ProQuest databases, please contact your local librarian.

  • Based on the large amount of results that are retrieved, it is a good idea to refine your results using the Narrow results by feature.
  • From the Narrow results by Publication Type, select to view Newspapers.Then click More options under the Subject limit and select to include Eurozone. Click Apply to add the subject limits to your search.
  •  From the Narrow results by, go to Location, click the More Options and select Greece
  • Also from the Narrow results by, go to the Date limit and drag the first gray handle over toward the right side of the bar chart to limit your search to more recent items. Drag the handle over to search on items published in 2012 and click update.
  • Go to the top of the results page to the Sort results by pull-down menu (just above the Narrow results by) and resort your items by Date (most recent first) and click Sort.
  • To begin reviewing your results, hover over the Preview link available on each record to view the major fields of the record.
  • For additional record details, select the Citation & Abstract link under each record to view the full record.
  • Mark any records that interest you to save, print, email, cite, export, save to your My Research account, or to view selected items later.

Advanced Search

You want to find articles about the trial of Chinese politician Bo Xilai in China

From the Advanced Search page and the first pull-down menu in the first search row,and select Person.

  • Click on Lookup Location and type Bo Xilai in the search box and select both Bo Xilai and Xilai,Bo from the results.
    In the Advanced Search page, go to the Search options section and adjust the Date range pull-down menu to search the Last 12 months. Click Search.
  • If you are dissatisfied with your results (you may think that you have too many results and could be more specific), consider using ProQuest Smart Search/Suggested subjects to run a new search using subjects related to your current search. Note: When you select a suggested subject from ProQuest Smart Search, it removes any of your previous limits (such as the date range we selected earlier )From the top of the results page (under the search box) select Create alert to receive an email when new results are loaded into International Newsstream that meet your search criteria.
  • Enter your email address, choose the email format, and schedule your alert based on when you would like to receive an email of your results and how long you would like the alert to last.
  • Click create alert.


Use this page to locate publications covered in International Newsstream, search within those publications, and browse the available issues.

You want to view the latest issue of China Post (Local edition). From the Publications Search box, enter China Post 

  • Click on the publication title to be taken to the publication’s search page and the list of available issues.
  • Then select the most recent year, month, and issue to view all the documents published in that particular issue.