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European Newsstream: Sample Searches

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Links to European Newsstand

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

Sample Searches

Basic Search      

You need to find information about the French Government stance on refugees and asylum seekers since Emmanuel Macron became France's president.Type "Macron" and refugees 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 politics. Click Apply to add the subject limits to your search.
  • 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 from 2010 and 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 obituaries about David Bowie

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

  • Click on Lookup Person and type "David Bowie" in the search box and select both results.
  • In the document type, select Obiturary
  • 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 the Related items form the full record view
  • From the top of the results page (under the search box) select Create alert to receive an email when new results are loaded into European Newsstand 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 Newsstream, search within those publications, and browse the available issues.

You want to view the latest issue of The Birmingham Post. 

  • From the Publications Search box, enter Birmingham.
  • 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.