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Australia & New Zealand Newsstream

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream offers access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Combining content from Fairfax Australia and Fairfax New Zealand, News Limited, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and AAP Newswire; Australia & New Zealand Newsstream provides the very latest local, regional and national news.

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream is a component of the International Newsstream, which in turn is a component of the Global Newsstream

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream resides on the ProQuest Platform. For more information, see the ProQuest Platform LibGuide.

Sample Searches


Basic Search      

You need to find information about the Australian Government stance on refugees and asylum seekers since Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th Prime Minister.Type "Julia Gillard" 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 articles on Australia's wealthiest woman.

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

  • Click on Lookup Person and type "Gina Rinehart" in the search box and select both results.
  • From the second pull-down menu in the second search row,type "Iron ore"
    In the Advanced Search page, go to the Search options section and adjust the Date range pull-down menu to search 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 for the last 12 months).
  • From the Narrow results by, go to the Date limit and click on the last bar in the chart to view documents published in 2011.
  • From the top of the results page (under the search box) select Create alert to receive an email when new results are loaded into ANZ 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 Sydney Morning Herald. 

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